Longfellow gets iPads for studentsDonations from the school’s parent-teacher organization and some Title I funds were used to purchase 10 iPads which are shared by two classes at his school.
By: Ross Dolan, The Daily Republic
The iPad is gaining popularity in all segments of society, even it seems, at the elementary school level.
During its 5 p.m. meeting at Longfellow Elementary School, the Mitchell school board will hear a brief presentation from Principal Joe Childs on an iPad pilot project at the school.
Childs said donations from the school’s parent-teacher organization and some Title I funds were used to purchase 10 iPads which are shared by two classes at his school.
“I’d like to get enough money to buy at least five more,” Childs said.
Also Monday the board will:
• Hear a proposal to raise the pay of students participating in the federal work study program to $8 an hour.
• Consider two candidates for the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Board of Directors. The candidates are Kathy Greeneway, of the Yankton School District; and Mitchell board member Neil Putnam.
• During his report, Superintendent Joe Graves will finish his review of the 2011 district report card.
• Consider, as part of a consent agenda, approving the following personnel items:
Resignation: Dawn Olsen, food service, Mitchell Technical Institute, effective, Dec. 7.
New hire: Kimberly Jarding, food service, L.B. Williams Elementary, 5.5 hours daily at $9.99 an hour, effective Nov. 26.