NAACP partners with Rock Hill Schools for first iPad parent demonstration

Posted May 21, 2013 4:07 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News

[codepeople-post-map]Ahead of Rock Hill School District’s Three’s roll-out of iPads to students in grades 4-8 this fall, the first of a number of parent demonstrations of the tablet computers is set for this week.

The Rock Hill chapter of the NAACP is sponsoring the demonstration on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at First Calvary Baptist Church.

Two representatives from the district, Luanne Kokolis and Chris Smith, will conduct the demonstration that is designed to introduce the devices to parents ahead of the arrival of the devices in students’ book bags.

A total of 8,100 devices will be issued in the first phase of the plan, dubbed iRock.

The plan was approved by the district this spring after nearly a year of planning by district superintendent Lynn Moody and a team comprised of teachers, administrators, district staff and parents.

The local business community raised $200,000 towards the effort.

Families with students in grades 4-8 would be responsible for a $65 insurance plan per year that would protect the device from damage, loss or theft.

Students in other grades will use shared iPads owned by the school district.

Additional parent meetings are scheduled for the summer that will be scheduled by each individual school.