posted at 17:50
Author: The Associated Press
LA schools beleaguered, billion dollar iPad project under FBI investigation
LOS ANGELES - FBI agents seized 20 boxes of documents related to Los Angeles Unified School District's beleaguered $1 billion iPad project, officials confirmed Tuesday. Agents confiscated documents at the district's offices Monday regarding procurement practices involving the Common Core Technology project, LAUSD's plan to equip all schools with 21st century learning devices, during a surprise visit. "The L.A Unified School District will offer its full cooperation to federal authorities during the course of the investigation," L.A. schools Interim Superintendent Ramon Cortines said in a statement. Former Superintendent John Deasy told the Times he didn't know anything about an FBI investigation into an L.A. schools contract for iPads. The initiative to provide all 650,000 students in the nation's second largest school district with iPads has been plagued with problems from the start. Hundreds of students initially given the iPads last school year found ways to bypass security installations, downloading games and freely surfing the web. Deasy resigned in October, in part due to the troubled iPad rollout and problems with the district's new computerized scheduling system, which left some students unable to enroll in needed classes. "My intent is that the students attending these schools will receive devices under a new contract at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year," Cortines said.

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