Walton would be the only high school in Cobb expecting all its students to have the devices at school, according to Cobb school officials. Students who choose not to buy the iPads can check them out from the school media center – though they cannot bring them home.
Most schools in Cobb — and other school districts in the metro Atlanta area — don’t require students to have their own technology devices. Most schools provide laptops, tablets and other devices available for students to share in the classroom for instructional purposes. Some schools in Cobb allow students to bring their own devices from home to use.