“We looked at other products including Androids but we felt like the quality and durability of the iPad, as well as the safety net built into iTunes was something the others didn’t have,” she said.
The proposal also includes the installation of projection equipment at Putnam City North and Putnam City West high schools, along with Capps Middle School.
If approved, the bond issue would raise property taxes for those in the district. For example, a resident paying $1,000 per year in property taxes would see that total increase by $36.52 per year, or about $3 per month.
Hurst said the voters in the district have a strong history of working to improve the district through bond issues.
“One of the strengths of the community is the willingness to invest in the schools whether people have kids in school or not,” Hurst said. “This is different than building a wing onto a building or adding classrooms or athletic facilities. All of these items will be in the children’s hands and they will use them every day to learn.”
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