LAUSD committee approves $13M for iPads

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Unified School District has won the backing of a bond oversight committee to spend another $13 million for thousands of iPads and laptops.

The devices will strictly be used for student testing in the spring. The money, which still needs approval from the Board of Education, adds to the $9 million that was previously approved.

The district's plan to buy the computers was grounded earlier this year when questions came up about former Superintendent John Deasy's relationship with the contract winners, Apple and education publisher Pearson. Deasy agreed to scrap the contract and solicit new bids.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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