School Board Discusses iPads for Every Student | Community Spirit
Rochester Public Schools is looking at a new technology proposal that could put iPads in the hands of every student in the district.
School board members met Tuesday night to discuss this controversial topic.
"We didn't just wake up one morning and say hey, we're going to spend a few million dollars on computers. We really researched that and we really believe that it's going to get us the results that we're look for and it's going to take us to that next level," Rochester Superintendent Michael Munoz explains.
The upgrade would cost $10.8 million.
Of that $7 million will be spent on buying iPads.
15,000 of them, spread out over the course of three years.
A major investment many homeowners are concerned with.
"This isn't a one-time technology issue. This is going to be an ongoing cost that this school district is going to incur forever," Cindy Maves explains during Tuesday’s school board meeting.
School board members will have until July 17th to discuss the proposal.
After that they'll vote on it.
If it's passed, Rochester Public Schools will be the largest district in the state to have iPads for each student.