LAUSD board debates raising salaries or buying students tablet computers (Daily Breeze)

December 11, 2012 – With the groundwork laid for a new digital-learning plan, a request for a strategy to buy computer tablets for all students erupted Tuesday into a shouting match between two Los Angeles Unified board members over setting budget priorities for the district. The altercation erupted amid a presentation on the district’s vision of buying tablets for all 600,000 students – a plan that South Bay board member Richard Vladovic estimated would cost at least a half-billion dollars. He expressed concern about locating that much money and said he wanted to first reimburse employees for furlough days and salary cuts they’ve taken over the years.

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