Posted: Wednesday, 11 July 2012 3:08PM
Rochester school district leaders are exploring ways to fund a one-to-one iPad initiative across the district without raising taxes on property owners.
That was the directive given to district leaders by the Rochester School Board on Tuesday after a wide-ranging discussion about the district's three-year, $10 million proposal to provide every Rochester student with access to an iPad tablet.
The Post-Bulletin reports the meeting was a study session so board members didn't vote. The plan unveiled two weeks ago, would make Rochester the biggest district in the state to implement such an initiative.
All of the board members said they favor the idea of providing an iPad to every student over three years starting in 2013, but a couple of board members voiced concern over the lack of hard, local data showing that such a program would boost student achievement.