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iPad program extended

West Liberty-Salem school board Tuesday in regular session approved an extension of the district’s iPad pilot program through next school year.

The school board approved the program in June. It allows seniors to lease or purchase iPads and use them at school.

The program initially cost the district about $24,000, with about $15,000 paid back by students purchasing the devices to keep. Through WL-Salem’s iPad program, an individual device costs $380, which pays for the iPad, cases, and software.

Students are permitted to purchase an iPad on their own, or they may buy or lease from the school. The iPads are also available to be signed out each morning from the high school media center and then returned at the end of the day.

Tuesday’s vote extends the program through the end of this school year and includes next school year as well.

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