From: Karen James
To: Francis Gibson, Lowry Snow, Patrice Arent, Richard Cunningham, Steve Eliason, Greg Hughes, Brad Last, David Lifferth, Daniel McCay, Carol Moss, Jim Nielson, Val Peterson, Marie Poulson, Kraig Powell, Dean Sanpei, Keven John Stratton,
Subject: "Please do not pass HB 131 out of committee"
Date: Fri Feb 21 00:58:13 MST 2014
Dear House Education Committee,

I request that you do not pass HB 131 out of committee. We won't be gaining anything but a huge debt.  Look at California's fiasco with Ipads. They are locked into leasing the software which cost them more than ever anticipated and I quote: "
" it turns out that the district costs for the software on its thousands of student-friendly tablets could be $60 million a year higher than anticipated."  The technology will be always be changing.  The debt will outweigh any benefit we would hope to gain.

Thank you,
Karen James