All parents are strongly encouraged to purchase iPad insurance. The deadline is August 30, and the cost is only $29. This is a bargain! In middle school, iPads fall off desks, get squished in backpacks, and are forgotten in classrooms when students leave, which can lead to unexpected damages. Simply replacing a screen that gets shattered costs between $79 - $195, depending on the extent of damage. Shattered screens were the most common problem with student iPads last school year.