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Arab City Schools consider digital switch

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Arab school Superintendent Dr. John Mullins said just how far they go with this is still being studied. Arab school Superintendent Dr. John Mullins said just how far they go with this is still being studied.
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ARAB, AL (WAFF) -

It looks like Arab City Schools are about to join Huntsville and a select few other Alabama schools in the ranks of a digital transition, from textbooks to computers, but it's a work in progress.

Arab school Superintendent John Mullins said just how far they go with this is still being studied. They might include students in grades 6 through 12 or maybe all of the students.

They've visited some Alabama schools that have made the switch and they are also currently getting 120 iPads into the hands of all their teachers to use through the end of this school year.

 "We're going to let our teachers use the iPad as an instructional tool and then use their knowledge to make a decision on the scope of our initiative next fall," said Mullins.

Mullins said this will cost about $300,000 a year and will be paid for by local property and sales taxes.

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