updated 08:45 am EDT, Wed June 15, 2005
Apple laptop deal
El Dorado school board members met monday night to give their approval to a with Apple through which the district will be acquiring the laptops for the freshmen and sophomores. At its regular monthly meeting Monday night the USD 490 school board gave its unanimous approval to extension of the school's "One-to-One" laptop computer program to the ninth and 10th graders. At Monday night's meeting USD 490 Superintendent Tom Biggs said there was "enough merit and success" in this year's computer initiative program to warrant its extension to the ninth and 10th graders. Biggs said the "One-to-One" initiative was launched so successfully this past school year that it became a flagship program for other school districts in and outside of Kansas which are looking at starting their own programs to come in and look at.