Students In Little Falls To Get IPads

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at 7:56 am

Beginning next school year, every fifth through 12th-grade student in the Little Falls school district will have an Apple iPad.

The Brainerd Dispatch reported that earlier this week, the Little Falls school board unanimously allocated more than $1 million for a three-year lease on 1,450 iPads and accompanying software.

The district is planning on charging a technology fee for all students when they get their iPads. The fee may be $40 each.

School board chair Robert Stoltman said that few Minnesota school districts are using iPads and that having a small town like Little Falls commit to using them is an accomplishment.

1 Comment

  1. MNTAXPAYER 03/28/11 at 10:25am

    This seems to be a perfect example of overspending and bad timing by the School District. When the State is cutting budgets you have a school that has $1million bucks to spare? And what about if a family cannot afford the $40 fee. And what happens when the Ipads get lost, stolen or broke?

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