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Calgary’s school board says it’s looking into whether it’s safe for teachers to use the online learning tools that have become popular in Alberta.

The Calgary District School Board said Thursday that the board will consider whether the software is safe and appropriate for teachers in schools.

“We want to be clear that our focus is on the safety of our staff,” board chair Brian MacKay said in a release.

“There are no plans to make changes to the curriculum at this time.”

The board’s policy states that teachers are responsible for teaching students using software such as Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word.

The board said in the release that it has “reviewed the training and safety measures implemented to support our staff” and that it is “working with our students, teachers and administrators to assess the impact on our learning environment.”

MacKay added that the school board is “deeply concerned about the impact the introduction of online learning would have on our classrooms and our students.”

The release came two days after the board announced it would be opening a centre in Calgary to provide support and training to teachers and staff.