Cros-Lex Schools Updating iPads!
The Croswell-Lexington School District is now completing three years of our One-to-One iPad initiative. It is hard to believe that the time has gone by so fast! Three years ago, every student in grades 5-13 received an iPad 2, and now the leases for those iPads from Apple are up. We will be leasing a newer version of the iPad called the iPad Air. These iPads will be equipped with 32 gigs of memory, Keynote, Pages, and many more apps that students can use to create projects for classes. These new iPad Airs will be equipped with cases and with the AppleCare Insurance provided by Apple.
As our district continues with our one-to-one initiative for students, we know that we are preparing them for the ever-changing world that they live in. Being prepared for a technology equipped, savvy workforce, or a college experience after high school, is one of the goals that we feel is necessary for our students when they leave us. Being able to work with iPad devices, or any other form of technology for that matter, will benefit students after high school.
We will continue to lease the iPads from Apple as we have for the past three years. The way we have been able to pay for the lease is by reducing two of the district’s budget items: the technology computer-purchase line item and the textbook purchase line item. By doing this, we can use that money to help with the lease payment on the iPads. Within the next three weeks, the new iPads will be given to students when they turn in their iPad 2’s. The iPad 2’s will be sold back to Apple. We will not be selling iPads to students. The money that is collected from the return payment will also be put toward the lease of the new iPads.
Our district is looking forward to this opportunity to upgrade technology for students to better meet their needs as we go forward!