The Waterford Schools Board of Education at its Thursday, Sept. 20 meeting approved the purchase of 80 Apple iPads, four carts and four MacBook laptop computers for Oakland County Children’s Village School.
The electronics were purchased at a price of $72,087.80 through Title 1 funding.
Children’s Village is a division of Oakland County’s Department of Health and Human Services and guards children under the authority of Oakland County Circuit Court Family Court and the state of Michigan Department of Human Services.
The Waterford School District is contracted to oversee educational programs for Children’s Village.
Title 1 programs are part of the federal No Child Left Behind initiative and provide funds to local school districts to improve the education of disadvantaged students.
This is just one of many steps the Waterford School District is taking to upgrade its technology at its facilities.
Back in May, the board also approved the beginning of Phase 1 of a four-year computer replacement plan with Dell, with an annual payment of $182,566 each year.
The first phase will also involve installing 100 high-end workstations, including 31 computer aided architecture design (CAAD) workstations and 19 workstations for video/digital arts at both Waterford Mott and Kettering high schools.