Charlotte Schools Use Millage Funds to Buy iPads for Students
In a move that shows the increased use, innovation, importance of technology in the classroom, Charlotte schools will provide iPads to their students this upcoming school year.
According to the LSJ report, $3 million of a 2010 millage will be used to provide iPads to each student. Those in grades seven through 12 will have the opportunity to bring them home.
Elementary classrooms will begin to integrate the iPads into different activities. High school students will receive their iPads prior to the school year in September, according to District Superintendent Nancy Hipskind. Seventh and eighth graders will receive theirs once the school year begins.
The district has already taken into account concerns over care and use of the iPads: parents and students are invited to an orientation prior to the school year.
Families will receive information regarding an insurance policy on the iPads.