L.A. School District Considers Changes To iPad Initiative


The Los Angeles Unified School District is reportedly considering a slowdown in the rollout of its $1 billion plan to put iPads in every classroom.

The change comes in the wake of several complications with the early implementation of the iPad initiative.

CBS’s L.A. affiliate and KNX 1070 reported recently that “LAUSD Deputy Superintendent Jaime Aquino recommended the school board extend the timeline for the district-wide iPad rollout that would put tablets on all LAUSD campuses to fall 2015 rather than the original target date of 2014.”

The recommendation comes in the wake of  “more than 300 students” reportedly hacking the Apple tablets to access restricted websites. Some iPads have also reportedly gone missing.

As the L.A. Times notes, the district’s plan to put iPads into the hands “of every Los Angeles student and teacher” could also prove difficult to sustain financially after about three years.

That’s based on figures from the L.A. Unified School District.

The school board is scheduled to vote in December on final approval for the project. So far, iPads have gone out to about 40 schools.

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