The East Alton (Illinois) Elementary School Board has moved forward with a plan to implement a One to One iPad initiative and approved a lease-to-purchase agreemen, reports “The Telegraph” (

“We’ll be leasing them directly from Apple,” Superintendent Virgil Moore says “At the end of the four-year lease, we will be able to buy the iPads for US$1 apiece.”

Required by the agreement to lease in bundles of 10 machines, the district plans to order 650 iPads for student use, notes “The Telegraph.” An additional 70 MacBook Air laptops will be ordered for teachers to be able to write lessons that can be transferred to the students’ iPads, the article adds. Moore says the cost of the lease payment will be $129,000 per year.