Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 1:35 PM (in response to Jay-Pen)
Here's a few good resources to start you off:
Some more questions:
How many ipads are you going to be deploying, what apps will you be installing, and how much customization do you need to do? One place where schools often fall short are the apps on iPads: the value of an ipad IS the apps, just using an ipad as a web browser will underutlize the device.
Since you are doing both OSX and iOS, I'd strongly recommend taking a look at JAMF Casper: http://www.jamfsoftware.com/
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 2:04 PM (in response to Jay-Pen)
The iOS Education deployment Guide in the first link that Alex mentioned will be very, very helpful.