Rancho Santa Fe School District ordering more iPads


By Karen Billing

The Rancho Santa Fe School District is in the process of ordering 20 more iPads and eight more computers due to increased enrollment at the school. The 20 more iPads are in addition to the 410 already purchased and the 170 new desktop computers added during the summer’s technology upgrade.

The upgrade saw a few other expenditures such as $21,000 for four new servers and it’s possible they will need more.

At the Sept. 6 school board meeting, Trustee Todd Frank asked Superintendent Lindy Delaney for a comprehensive look at how much more they will have to spend and how close they are to their projected technology update costs. So far, $580,000 has been approved and $531,000 paid to date. Delaney said she gave an estimate for the overhaul at $550,000.

Currently the schools’ iPads are spread out at a,1:1 implementation at the middle school level, six iPads per classroom at the K-6 level, 10 iPads for special education and one iPad per teacher.

Delaney said she will report back at the district’s October meeting, which has been switched from Oct. 4 to Oct. 11. The meeting which will begin at 4 p.m.