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Morton CUSD 709 is pleased to be the recipient of federal funding through Title I and Title II programming. Title 1 funding is used to support reading and enhance math instruction. Title 1 funds pay for supplemental  staff members, materials, supplies and equipment. The Title 1 plans are in place at Grundy for targeted students and schoolwide at Jefferson. Title II funding this year (14-15) is used to support an overflow classroom teacher at Lincoln Elementary (this funding can vary from year to year depending upon need and enrollment.) Further questions can be directed to Superintendent Lindsey Hall.


ParentsPersonal Computing Devices

District 709 is excited to make personal computing devices an integral part of the educational process.  All fifth through twelveth grade students will be assigned an iPad.    The use of personal computing devices will enhance the development of 21st Century Skills, differentiate instruction to meet each student's needs and allow students to personalize assignments to better match their interests.

Personal computers have added new challenges for parents and teachers.  This short video provides some advice on how to begin to handle these challenges.

Parents, if you have iPad questions, please submit this form and a district employee will respond within a day.

21st Century Skills

21st Century Skills

21st Century Skills are the proficiencies that our students will need as they leave the Morton schools and enter their post-secondary schools and careers.  These skills include:

  • Global Awareness
  • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy
  • Civic Literacy
  • Health Literacy
  • Environmental Literacy
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • Information, Communication and Technology Literacy
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-direction
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Leadership and Responsibility

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AirWatch MDM App

AirWatch MDM App

The AirWatch MDM App is required on district iPads.  It is a free app that allows the district to push out settings to the iPads.  Directions for downloading and setting up are available on this document.

Apple's Family Sharing

Apple's Family Sharing


If you own a iPhone, iPad or Mac, one way you can be more connected to your child’s Apple ID activity is through Apple’s Family Sharing program.  Apple’s Family Sharing program allows you to share purchase made with your Apple ID to up to 6 people, share photos and calendars, find devices and set controls so that you approve all app downloads.  This document helps you set up this feature.

Apple ID

Apple ID

This document explains how to create Apple ID's for students and how to manage/remove payment information associated with the ID.

Apps List

Apps List

This document lists the required apps for the district's ipads and the prohibited apps.  The list does change as needed so please continue to review for the most current information.

Common Apps

Common Apps

This document provides a brief explanation of many of the common apps used in the district.

Connectivity Issues

Connectivity Issues

Trouble connecting to a network?

If you are having trouble connecting your iPad to a network, here are some steps you can follow.  

Email Etiquette

Email Etiquette

This document explains the expectations for students when they are using the District's email system.

Email Issues

Email Issues

Trouble getting your district email?

If you are having trouble with your district email, here are some steps to fix.

iPad Restrictions

iPad Restrictions

While the district restricts certain features on their iPads, parents can add additional restrictions.  This document explains how to set these additional restrictions up.

There is also a tutorial video for setting up restrictions.


Dr. Lindsey Hall, Superintendent

Dr. Craig Smock, Assistant Superintendent


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