updated 02:25 pm EDT, Tue October 11, 2005
Cobb iBook investigation
Apple's now-canceled one-to-one iBook initiative with Cobb County is . A special grand jury has been impaneled to look into Cobb County's failed laptop program, according to The Associated Press. The $100 million Cobb County iBook program, which was to deliver 63,000 iBooks to students, was terminated because a Court order halted the iBook program for to all students in grades 6 through 12 based on concerns over the source of funding, which was a special sales tax approved in 2003. The report says a group of county judges decided Thursday to initiate the criminal investigation to determine whether the $100 millon iBook contract was manipulated in favor of Apple. The proposal was to provide laptops to teachers and eventually to all students in grades six through 12.