Baxter Spring Middle School kicked off their "iPad for 1" initiative today. All 236, sixth, seventh and eighth grade students received an iPad.
The money for the iPads is from the district but school officials hope this will save the district money by not having to constantly buy textbooks.
Students are allowed to take their iPads home.
"They will use it for an educational tool during the school day and they will also have the privilege of taking it home," says Baxter Springs Middle School Principal Jason Walker. "They can do their homework, they can play games, anything that is legal and appropriate for school at home."
Baxter Springs is one of two schools in Kansas that have this initiative at the middle school level. Fredonia is the other.