The John Glenn School Board members discussed the purchase of 220 iPads for kindergarten, first and second grade students Tuesday night.
Technology Director Andrew Stegemiller explained that the current computers were purchased in 2012 and cannot be updated anymore. He said the computers were reliable and will get a good trade-in price. They need to be traded in soon to keep that pricing.
Superintendent Richard Reese noted that 40 iPads will be paid for out of the Special Education Medicaid Reimbursement funds and the rest of the computers will be paid for through a common school loan.
The school board unanimously approved the purchase in the amount of $64,680.