Greene County, N.C. students will soon get to take their iBooks home, according to the
Kingston Free Press. The county’s iTech program, which will allow every student in middle and high school to have access to an Apple laptop, is ahead of schedule, the story adds.
Under the program, the school system will buy 1,783 computers for grades 6-12. Parents will be asked to pay US$50 to cover insurance costs for the machines, as MacCentral
reported in June. Partial funding for the project will come from $125,000 in local funds. The school system is in the process of applying for grants totaling $1 million with another $2 million to be financed.
“Superintendent Steve Mazingo originally expected students to take computers home after Christmas, but most students should have their laptops by November,” the Free Press reports.
The iTech program will be featured next month in Carolina Country magazine, according to the newspaper. Additionally, Edmondson and Mazingo have been asked to present the program to the North Carolina Board of Education in December.