Mike Rodee

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Students can now use cell phones in Wichita public schools, but it's up to teachers and administrators to decide when.

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The current Wichita Public Schools Board of Education president is facing one opponent in the race for District 5.

Voters will decide next month if Mike Rodee gets a second term on the board or if challenger Peter Grant takes his place.

The District 5 candidates agree that bringing the latest technology to Wichita schools is important and necessary.