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LA School District's iPad Software Licenses Expire in Three Years, May Cost Up to $60 Million Annually After

Officials originally claimed they'd own the software outright--most students won't get it until the license is almost expired

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Contradicting earlier claims, Los Angeles school district officials said Tuesday that their right to use English and math curriculum installed on district iPads expires after three years.

At market rates, buying a new license for the curriculum would cost $50 to $100 each year per iPad, an additional cost that could surpass $60 million annually. The expense would add to the price tag of the $1-billion effort to provide a tablet to every teacher and student in the nation's second-largest school system.