Freshman families that signed the iPad user agreement, attended an iPad informational meeting and signed the 9th grade acceptable use policy will pick up their iPad from the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District on Wednesday.
At a previous iPad meeting at Parsippany Hills High School, parents and students had mixed reactions to the new initiative.
Father Scott Osterman has a junior and a freshman heading into high school on Monday.
“My junior knows everything about technology and has an iPad. I’m excited to see that technology be brought into school,” he said. “And it’s very easy to use.”
Other parents agreed with Osterman but had concerns with the lack of insurance.
“I think it’s starting out as a good initiative. Technology wise, I’m all for it,” said Mother Priyanka Tandan. “But the only thing that worries me is the insurance part. What if they leave it on the bus and … (if it gets stolen) it may not be the kid’s fault. It may just be something that just happens … I think that’s going to be the biggest obstacle. $600 is a lot of money.”
The students are overall excited to get the new iPads.
“It’s a good idea to go electronic,” said Freshman Nick Ho.
“It’s going to be different (to have an iPad) but I think it’s going to be cool to have the technology (at school),” said Freshman Julianne Caccadale, who has a personal iPad at home.
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