Posted: Saturday, 22 September 2012 9:44AM
Representatives of the Rollingstone Community School presented the Winona Area Public School Board with an over sized check, representing 40-thousand dollars raised to purchase iPads for its students.
Superintendent Scott Hannon says staff is already trained on using the technology and the next step is to get the purchase order ready ....
Board member Steve Schild says, while he appreciates the school's fundraising success, he doesn't feel the process worked like it should as far as choosing or funding the technology.
The goal is to purchase and program the i-Pads for all 60 students and every teacher in time for the 2012-13 school year.
The city of Rollingstone, which shares office space with the school, plans to chip in to help defray the total cost.
Rollingstone, which suffered a decline in student enrollment this year, is hoping an iPad-centered school will draw more families from within and outside the district.