Continuing with the district’s implementation of Project iLearn, the Sikeston School Board approved the purchase of 270 iPads for the high school Tuesday during its regular monthly meeting. The iPads will continue the expansion of the districtwide 1:1 initiative that aims to help all students learn more effectively. It refers to one mobile computing device for every student. District director of business services Lori Boardman says because it was a single-source purchase, the district posted on its website and in the local newspaper the required documentation because the iPads are available only through Apple Inc. These would be new iPads distributed to incoming freshmen. The board approved the purchase of 270 iPad Air 2s with care plans and warranties for $154,710. They also approved the purchase of 270 cases for $13,485.