LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A tech tool for Lafayette third and fourth graders will arrive in classrooms this fall.
The Lafayette School Corporation (LSC) trustees approved a lease agreement for 1,300 iPads Monday, enough for each third and fourth grader in the district.
It's part of the "One-to-One" tech initiative at LSC.
Superintendent Les Huddle says the cost is $800,000 over the next four years, money that will come from federal Title One dollars, money that he says is well spent.
"It gives the student an opportunity to engage a little more in their actual learning and it gives them a tech tool for instant research. And even when you're talking about research in the third and fourth grades, the kids are always looking up things," says Huddle.
Huddle hopes to add more tech tools for older students in future years.
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