LOS ANGELES (Oct. 15, 2013) – Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy has asked the Board of Education to discuss his revised plan for phases 2 and 3 of the scheduled distribution of tablets to all K-12 students at a special board meeting on Tuesday, October 29. The revised plan is based on the lessons learned from the initial phase.
Phase 2 calls for the rollout of tablets at up to 36 campuses by April 2014, with priority assigned to those identified by the federal Office for Civil Rights and LAUSD as having limited access to technology. This rollout also provides tablets and an initial orientation to principals and certificated staff at all LAUSD schools.
Phase 3, which is scheduled from August 2014 to December 2015, will involve the distribution of tablets to 200 schools in the fall of 2014, and to an additional 250 campuses in the spring of 2015.
The remaining schools will receive tablets in the fall of 2015.
“I am hopeful that this revised plan meets the concerns of board members over how best to provide our students with the technology they need to excel in the classroom and succeed in their careers,” said Deasy.
The Superintendent noted that it’s important that the board act expeditiously on this request, because of the introduction of computer adaptive state assessments in the spring of 2015. He said he hopes that the Board is prepared to vote on the plan at its regularly-scheduled meeting in December.
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