Manitou Springs High School is Set to Receive New iPads


Amyjoy Holler (10) presents during Language Night, using her iPad.

Lizzy Anderson, Senior Reporter

After five years of students using the same iPad 2s,  Manitou Springs High School is set to receive new iPads for the 2016-2017 school year, pending school board approval at an upcoming meeting on May 16, 2016.

The district would like to give the students the best technology and tools available, and considering the age of the current devices there is a need for upgrading.  

“They are slow for sure. But we’ve had a a lot less issues then you would think. They are still pretty good too,” said Cat Olimb, Director of Technology.

Mill Levy 3B is the reason that the school district can afford new iPads, as well as fund other programs and projects. The district will purchase iPad Air 2s for all middle and high school students.

Students must return their iPad and charger at the end of the school year.  The iPad must have the original case and charger. The charger replacement will cost $22 ($3 for the block and $19 for the cord).

500 of the old iPads will be wiped and donated to Ute Pass Elementary School and Manitou Springs Elementary School. This gives every elementary student their own personal iPad to use at school, but they will not be able to take the device home. The remainder of the iPads will be sold to family, students and staff for $80.