By The Associated Press & Robert Marin
11:16 AM CDT, April 3, 2012
(GARDEN CITY, Kan.)
Students at Garden City High School will each get their own iPad to use at school and take home, starting next school year.
Eyewitness News first showed you last year a pilot program in the district using 125 of the tablets in classrooms. Monday the district's board of education approved a measure to provide the iPads to each student.
Darren Dennis, the district's assistant superintendent for learning services, said the iPads will be useful for a new type of testing, as school districts move to Common Core Standards for state testing.
Technology administrators announced Monday night that the initiative's cost will be lower than previously reported because the district will use iPad 2, instead of the latest version of the iPad.
The Garden City Telegram reports that will save about $170,000 off the original cost estimated of about $1.04 million.
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