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State Says 'No' To Howell Schools' Laptop Plan

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HOWELL, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Education has turned down Howell Public Schools' request to add laptops to a school nutrition program.

The myNutratek program allows students to track what they're eating and their body-mass index.

The district has used the program for the past three school years, but Superintendent Ron Wilson says some students can't access it.

Wilson tells the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus the district proposed using surplus food funds to create a cybercafe. Laptops would have been placed in school cafeterias throughout the district.

Because it oversees food-service spending in Michigan's public school districts, the state education department had to sign off on the proposal.

It didn't, saying using federal money to buy laptops would violate U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations.

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