Macbook Airs for all UA Schools

By Olivia Van Arsdale, ’17

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 8.07.21 AMMacBook Airs are being distributed to all Upper Arlington students  for the 2015-16 school year.

After a vetting process involving UA teachers, administrators and board members, the 11-inch Macbook Air was picked over the iPad as UA Schools’ gadget of choice.  Each student will also receive a black laptop case with the school’s mission statement on it.

The district is planning a gradual rollout of the devices, as the district is taking a conservative approach to combat possible tech issues, such as problems with bandwidth. Internet censorship may also have to be reworked for the sake of research. While the dispersal is being planned, the addition of new Chief Technology Officer Keith Pomeroy, effective Aug. 1, will speed the process.