A new iPad program is being launched for students in the North East School Board. The one-to-one program will give students in grades seven to ten access to the tablets. Superintendent of Business for the board, Pearl Fong-West, says no big cuts were made for the program to be available.
“We are very pleased to be able to arrive at a compliant budget for the 2015/16 school year,” says Fong-West. “It was difficult with the current changes to education funding made by the Ministry to encourage Boards to effectively utilize space. With declining enrollment, the underutilization of our school buildings has become a significant issue. However, administration was able to maintain existing learning programs and introduce a 1 to 1 iPad Program within an Operating Budget of $119,056,075.”
The board approved their budget of just over 119-million dollars this week.