Some Hamilton public school students will have a new tool when they head back to classes on Tuesday.
The board will be distributing hundreds of i Pads to Grades four, five and six at seven lower city schools.
On the list are Adelaide Hoodless, Cathy Weaver, Dr. Davey and Prince of Wales among others.
In 2014 the program will expand to every student in Grades 4 through 12 in the lower city including the new central Hamilton high school.
Education Director John Malloy says it will be leveling the education playing field and will help support new and different ways of learning.
When fully implemented the 500 dollar tablets will be given to three thousand students at a cost of about 1.5 million dollars.
It’s part of a broader plan that will include expanding wireless networks to all of Hamilton’s public schools.