Ray Miller Elementary School will be the first school in the Kirksville R-III School District to buy iPad tablets for student use.
The Kirksville School Board approved the nearly $24,000 purchase of 50 iPad tablets last Wednesday night.
Assistant Superintendent Jane Schaper says the money used toward the purchase was left over from the year’s allotment from the federal government.
“They are Federal Title 1 dollars," Schaper says. "We can utilize those to make purchases to assist students in learning and we are going to use these to purchase iPads.”
Schaper says that all students and teachers at Ray Miller elementary school are eligible to use the iPads.
Ray Miller Principal Marianne Farr says that the school plans to use the iPads for math, reading, writing, and spelling.
The district is expecting the iPads to arrive within the next couple of weeks.