iPads For All, Western MN School District Says

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One western Minnesota school district is preparing to give iPads to all of its nearly 900 students.

The Barnesville Minnesota School District is distributing iPads to its students (from kindergarten through 12th grade), Barnesville Public Schools said in a release Friday.

The district says it’s the first school in the region to supply iPads to its students; and it hopes to replace all its textbooks with that particular tablet device.

“There is nothing more current, more relevant or more important in educating our children today than implementing a new digital and technologically rich delivery system in the teaching and learning process,” said Superintendent Scott Loeslie.

The district said it bought 900 iPads and cases in April in preparation for the coming school year. Students in grades 4-12 will be able to take the iPads home after school and on the weekends, the district said, while students in lower grades will only use them during school hours.

Barnesville is located 25 miles southwest of Fargo on Interstate 94. Last year the district said it had 843 students.

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