Apple Lands US$375,000 Contract To Provide Homework Web Site For School System

Apple has landed a contract worth more than US$375,000 according to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. The paper, a property of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, says that the Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education has approved the contract with Apple. The contract is for a Web site designed to allow students to work on homework assignments from library computers, or home. From the short report:

The board unanimously approved the $375,206 contract for the Electronic Backpack/ Universal Locker program.

Board Clerk Dave Black, who works for IBM, voiced his excitement for the potential for this new program.

"This is a pretty significant effort that has been lead by our Information Technology department,i he said.

You can find the original report at the Inland Valley Daily Bulletinis Web site. Thanks to Observer Adam for the heads up on this news.