As you may have read in Mr. Esterby's email early this week, our LearnPad redistribution has begun. This time, however, there are more hands in the process. That sounds like a good thing, and ultimately it should be.
Tierney Brothers representatives have collected and logged the devices that they picked up. They also gave us the number of devices that were given back to classrooms. They did their best to get devices back in the same classrooms, but that didn't occur with 100% accuracy.
On Monday, I was asked to help sort things out. Over the past few days I ensured that all classrooms had five LearnPads. If I gave them to your classroom, you can trust that they are enrolled to you and are populated with your grade level material. In very few instances does receiving the exact device back in your classroom truly matter. These are very fluid devices.
During this process I discovered a large number of cracked screens (unrepairable according to LearnPad due to safety concerns) and an equal number of devices that require service. All in all, over thirty devices that are no longer fit for classroom use are slowly being dealt with on my end. This impacts our LearnPad stock moving forward.
Upon the delivery of the balance of our LearnPads, I will work with Tierney Brothers to ensure that all classes have ten, fully-functional LearnPads. With the number of devices presently out of commission, we will likely need to use our Media Center reserve stock to balance the class sets.
It is my sincere hope that all the device repairs will result in LearnPads that more reliably function for our students. If you have any issues with LearnPads, please let me know and CC Mr. Esterby, too.
Andrew G. Leiser