The 63,000-strong iBook deployment in Cobb County has fallen apart, following legal action.

The education district's school board met on Monday and decided to stop attempting to furnish its students with the Macs, as a result of last week's Superior Court judge's declaration that halted the deal.

Board chairwoman Kathie Johnstone said the board unanimously concluded that Cobb's controversial program "is no longer an option", according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Scheme opponents cast their spanner into the works because it cost money, and they "questioned whether it was proven" that the scheme would succeed.

However, reputable UK education research teams at BECTA have concluded that integrating ICT into UK schools positively affects performance, attendance and attainment.

The school board was found to have not been open about its plans and the financing of them, a judge said.

The board may still appeal against the decision.