Brand new Apple iPad Air 2 tablet computers were distributed to Knox County R-1 students in grades six through 12 on Thursday, August 11, 2016 in the Knox County High School cafeteria.
The iPad Roll-Out Day has become an integral part of the beginning of each school year in Knox County since the District embarked on the mission to put a school issued iPad in the hands of every single Knox County student, which began in 2013.
According to Andy Turgeon, District Superintendent, approximately 250 iPads were issued on iPad Roll-Out Day. Knox County Elementary School students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade will receive their iPads after school begins on Wedensday, August 17. Elementary students leave their iPads at school. Middle school and high school students are allowed to take them home.
Some of the iPad Air 2 features in store for students include a fingerprint sensor, slimmer profile, faster processor, enhanced camera and more. Each iPad being distributed to Knox County students comes with a protective case and cover.
Students and parents are required to sign user agreements for each iPad issued and parents are required to pay a small fee for insurance on the the iPads.
“Insurance for an individual iPad is only $15,” said Knox County High School Principal Brian Brown. “An entire family is covered for only $25. There is a $35 deductible.”
The iPads will be collected at the end of the school year and prepared for the next school year.
More information will be given in the “Back to School” August 17, 2016 edition of The Edina Sentinel.
The following video was recorded by Echo Menges for The Edina Sentinel.