Our district has been, up to now, pretty easy. Get parents
to donate iTunes gift cards, load up to 5 iPads with a given
app, use accordingly.
All of a sudden, they're telling us that the iPads will be
wiped clean in June and we must apply for approval to reload
each app (different form for each app). If we spent our own
money to buy the app or used a parent-donated gift card to
buy/upgrade the app, too-bad-so-sad.
Needless to say, I'm upset. I've spent almost $100 in parent
gift cards on apps (all of them educationally sound), not to
mention hours-upon-hours to do the research to find the
apps, download them, and try them to ensure they're good ones.
So I'm doing my research, to see what other districts do.
These are school-owned iPads.