Apple has required all new iOS apps and app updates submitted to the iOS App Store to support 64-bit since June of 2015. Starting with iOS 11, apps that haven't. complied will either not appear or not launch in iOS 11. The only way to proactively check is to go to Settings -> General -> About -> Applications and review the list of apps shown there. If you have apps there that you currently use, you may wish to make plans to work around them this Fall. Note this doesn't apply to iPad 2s: they can't run iOS 11 so don't have this issue.
Schools that receive new set(s) of iPads from KBS will see that they come with all the iWorks apps already installed:
However, when you supervise the new set(s) of iPads to a school MacBook, the iPads will be wiped and the iWorks apps will be removed.
You can re-apply these apps to each iPads, which are now free, either through the App Store or the App Catalog using one of your CPS issued Apple IDs.
We have been so busy this year, especially working with the Tech Bridge Program.
If you are unfamiliar with the program: Tech Bridge leverages the technical skills of local college and university student, obtaining a degree in technology, to provide a cost-effective solution to CPS schools by having these students serve as part-time Technology Coordinator. Tech Bridge Students will be provided a mentor from ITS to guide them through the experience with teamwork, leadership, and organizational skills.
Roles Tech Bridge Provides:
If you or your school is interested in participating in this program, please contact Mayra Leon at firstname.lastname@example.org.