The St. Paul Public Schools plans to give an iPad to every student K-12 (actually even pre-kindergarten students will be included as well) as part of a six-year lease deal with Apple.
The initiative will cost the school district $5.7 million in the first year when the iPads are distributed this fall, and $8 million per year going forward. As part of the agreement, Apple will replace the tablets with newer iPad models every three years.
In the first year, 37 schools will receive the iPads, but the deployment is expected to eventually cover over 60 schools.
Two district school board members voted against the agreement which passed 5 to 2.