A major US Apple education deal hangs in the balance today.

The plan – modelled on Apple's success in the US State of Maine – would equip over 2,000 students in North Adams and Pittsfield with AirPort-enabled iBooks.

Educators and school officials in the Berkshire County US education district are waiting for the final verdict from six local lawmakers for the scheme.

Local news source the North Adams Transcript reports that the initiative is on track to succeed. Linda Porter, deputy superintendent in Pittsfield school says the plan would be implemented this autumn if it's approved.

"We're currently waiting anxiously to see if we will go this fall," she said.