The Chino (California) Valley Unified School District Board of Education approved a US$375,206 contract Thursday with Apple for the computer maker to provide an Internet site where Chino Valley students can work on homework assignments from a home or library computer, according to a
The Electronic Backpack/ Universal Locker program is described by Board Clerk Dave Black as “a pretty significant effort that has been lead by our Information Technology department.” And the news has to be considered positive for Apple, which of late has been trying to rebound from declining education sales.
Besides various educational programs and promotions, Apple
that several of its current Mac configurations would be able to boot into Mac OS 9 until June 2003. The company said this move, which comes despite plans to make most Macs bootable only in Mac OS X early in 2003, was to help the transition of educational institutions to Mac OS X.