Warsaw School Board Hears iPad Purchase Proposal

Warsaw Community School Board of Trustees Tuesday heard a proposal on purchasing iPads.
Brad Hagg, WCS chief technology officer, said the proposal is for the purchase of 2,810 iPads for elementary, middle and high school students.
The school will purchase them over a four-year period through a lease with Apple.
If approved at the board’s regular meeting Monday, 580 mini iPads and 2,230 full-size iPads would be purchased.
Students in grades sixth through eighth currently take home iPads, but under the new program grades fifth to 12th also would have them.
In other business, Marci Franks, director of food and nutrition services, presented a price increase proposal for the 2016-2017 school year.
WCS elementary school lunches would go from $2.35 to $2.50; middle school lunches will go from $2.55 to $2.65; and high school lunches will go from $2.65 to $2.75. The middle school salad bars would go from $2.80 to $2.90 and high school salad bar would go from $2.90 to $3.
The board heard a new high school social studies adoption curriculum proposal from Jeff Grose, history teacher. The proposal is for publisher Pearson to be used for social studies curriculum.
The board will review a three-year contract Monday with Network Solutions for software upgrades at the high school.