SCHOOL TECH: iPads For Newton High School

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Newton High School students will begin classes next Fall with iPads provided by the school and the Iowa Speedway Foundation.

All students grades 9 through 12 will have an iPad to use for their school work.

Superintendent of the Newton School District, Steve McDermott says the total cost of the project will be about $900,000 over two years. The majority of the cost is being covered by the school district, but the Iowa Speedway Foundation has donated enough money for a full classroom set of devices, which is about 20 to 25 iPads and cases.

“We are delighted to help Newton High School acquire enough iPads so that every student will have access to these important learning devices,” says Speedway president Stan Clement. “The new technology available today is necessary for learning, and we know iPads can help with classroom projects and advanced studies. In this day and age, school district budgets are tight, and we felt it was our duty to step up and help the school get to 100 percent of the number of iPads they needed.”

Students and parents will have to go through training sessions on the iPads before they’re rolled out to all students for the Fall 2013 semester.