- Associated Press - Friday, February 7, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Because of bidding rules, Los Angeles Unified School District officials are being denied full access to a digital curriculum that the district purchased last year.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1jkwujW ) that the curriculum, developed by Pearson for use on school iPads, is off-limits because the company is likely to bid on a separate contract with the district. Rules limit contact between a bidder and the district.

Some of the curriculum is available for use on the devices, but officials have wanted to review all of it.

A new bid process began Friday to decide which vendors will provide devices and instructional materials for laptops.

District lawyer Greg McNair says officials will be unable to contact Pearson until a vote to approve the laptop contract comes before the Board of Education.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com