updated 12:10 pm EST, Thu February 24, 2005
Cobb County iBooks
More than 250 parents, students, teachers and taxpayers met Wednesday night in east Cobb County to learn more about a plan to . Three Cobb County school board members and Apple representatives were on hand for the first of four community meetings, designed to educate the public and answer their questions about the laptop computer program. The majority of the comments at the meeting were from people in favor of the initiative, which would provide laptops to teachers and middle and high school students. Cobb officials expect the cost after the first four years to be about $20 million a year if it continues to lease 63,000 laptops at once. Apple also will provide an around-the-clock help desk as well as 100 computer servers to the district.