LOS ANGELES — A $1 billion plan to provide iPads to every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District may come with millions more in unexpected costs.
The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1dZQqmv ) says district officials were told Tuesday that licenses for an English and math curriculum installed on the devices expires after three years. It could cost an additional $25 to $100 per year to renew a license for each iPad.
That could work out to tens of millions of dollars. Staff initially had said the district would have the licenses permanently.
It's another unexpected hitch in rolling out the ambitious program. Earlier this year, hundreds of students who were issued the iPads to take home were ordered to leave them at school after they cracked security settings to surf the Internet.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com