July 2016
 
Dear Parents of Incoming Freshmen,
 
I am excited to inform you that your incoming freshman student will be taking part in the 1 to 1 Learning program this school year.  Bremen District 228 introduced Apple iPad minis as a learning tool for providing students with curriculum last school year.  We recognized that to better prepare our students for the future, we need to utilize the technology available and enhance classroom instruction to the fullest. 
 
Starting this 2016-17 school year, incoming freshmen are the second class to have a majority of their curriculum delivered to them via iPad mini.  With few exceptions, we are phasing out hard copy books and novels, and embracing the digital age. The iPad minis are a mandatory investment provided by the School District for an annual fee as stated below.
 
The iPad minis are being provided with a lease-to-own option.  A fee of $75 per year will be paid to the District and, upon completions of the senior year, your student will then own his or her iPad mini.  This fee will include a case and insurance coverage.
 
We look forward to the exciting start of the 2016-17 school year.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Bill Kendall,
Superintendent 
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