Polk school district to give iPods to some parents

POLK COUNTY (Bay News 9) — The Polk County school district is giving away iPods to some parents.

The school district is using the device to reward parents of children with disabilities who fill out a 10-minute online survey. The district wants to know how well it’s connecting with the parents and how to get parents involved in their children’s education.

The district is spending about $350,000 in federal stimulus money for the iPods.

The district has more than 10,000 students with disabilities

Read more: Bay News

February 11, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,


  1. Let me see if I have this right. It’s the PARENTS who are getting the iPods if they fill out a ten-minute survey? And an iPod, which costs about $175, is being paid for by OUR STIMULUS money, the one that was supposed to go for creating JOBS?

    Now tell me, other than hiring a couple people at Apple to make 10,000 of these devices, what jobs did that create?

    Comment by MTR | February 11, 2010 | Reply

  2. UPDATE:School Board Rescinds iPod Giveaway Plan

    So did they take back all those iPods?

    Dang, look at all those jobs there won’t be…………[snarky]

    Comment by MTR | February 12, 2010 | Reply

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