“After 18 months of discussion, the Kutztown School Board has decided to enter into a four-year contract with Apple Computer Inc. that will put a laptop into the hands of every high school student beginning this fall. By approving the program, Kutztown will become the first in Berks County to provide hundreds of students with a laptop of their own,” Jay M. Kurtz reports for The Reading Eagle.
“The board voted 6-2 on the measure Monday night, with board member James D. Kramer absent. Exactly how much it will cost the district to provide laptops to about 620 students was not revealed. Don C. Vymazal, board president, said the district is bound by a confidentiality agreement with Apple concerning the program’s price. He said details will be made available after the contract is executed… About 400 school districts nationwide, including Altoona, have implemented Apple’s one-to-one computer program,” Kurtz reports.
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