When you look at the details on North Beach School District, you realize it may serve a large portion of economically disadvantaged youth, but the district itself is far from “poor.” So, if a plea posted at the Facebook site North Beach Classifieds (it’s a “closed group,” you have to ask to be a member — kind of like an Internet speakeasy) is accurate, it makes one ponder, “How are they spending money, over at the district?” Here is the post by someone who says he is a student:
Did you know that North Beach Jr. Sr. High does not have enough text books for every student! At the school we have a class room set that is it. The books are all 10 years old and falling apart! I would like to get iPads for every student at the high school. With iPad we would be able update the textbooks as soon as they come out at a greatly reduced cost. Also iPads offer access to apps and books that create engaging environments for students to participate in. With iPads work can be completed and turned in digitally and entire class rooms can be managed from the tap of a finger. The price tag with this project of mine is amount $100,000. I have talked with the administration on this although the response has been really slow and little to no progress has been made. How are students able to get work done and study if they are unable to take text books home! Does anyone from the community have any ideas on how to move forward with this in an effective manner?