Hilliard City Schools | Ready for Tomorrow
The Rollout

ILZBeginning with the 2014-15 school year, sixth grade schools received an iPad Mini for every student and an iPad Air for every teacher. Additional iPad carts for classrooms were added to elementary schools.

During the 2015-16 school year, all middle schools began using an iPad Mini for students and an iPad Air for staff with additional iPad carts at the elementary level. Our high school committee met to evaluate what device would be used at the high school level.

During the 2016-17 school year, all high school students began using an iPad Air as part of the third phase of our One2One initiative.

In the 2017-2018 school year, all elementary students were issued an iPad. Students in grades K-4 keep their device at school. In January 2018 we piloted 5th grade students bringing their iPad home and decided to continue having 5th grade students bring their iPad home in the 2018-2019 school year.

How did this concept start?

IMG_0269In October 2014, Hilliard City Schools announced the formation of the Technology Task Force during his State of the Schools address. The group of students, staff and parents/community members was to look at how technology integration in classrooms was to move forward in Hilliard City Schools. There were great conversations, research, school visits and findings from the group that are being used in the development of the Personal Electronic Device Implementation Plan.  Ultimately, every group said Hilliard Schools should move forward with personal electronic devices for students to ensure they are prepared for not only higher education, but the workforce of tomorrow.

Why is this necessary?

 Hilliard Schools mission is to ensure that every student is Ready for Tomorrow. Paper textbooks and resources are not only expensive to continuously produce, they can quickly become outdated. In addition the workforce of tomorrow will have to be comfortable learning in a digital world. By reallocating existing resources, we can help students become ready for not only higher education, but the jobs and leaders of tomorrow.


Hilliard City School District | Superintendent, David Stewart | Treasurer, Melissa Swearingen

2140 Atlas Street, Columbus, OH 43228 | Phone: (614) 921-7000 | Fax: (614) 921-7001

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