Technology Donation Guidelines

Technology Donation Guidelines Last Updated: 9/3/2020 11:04 AM

TECHNOLOGY DONATION GUIDELINES

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We appreciate your willingness to help your local schools and want to provide you with information to help you determine if your equipment can be of use. When new equipment is purchased we follow standard purchasing procedures. The current District standard is HP or Apple computers and HP laser printers. This equipment is maintained, supported and repaired by District personnel. Standardization allows us to reduce costs related to staff time required for equipment repair and support.

Equipment Donations

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Computers

Donated computers must meet or exceed the following standards in order to run the software that is currently being used in our schools:

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Apple:

  • Intel i5 or i7 processor
  • Capable of running OS 10.15
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1g LAN Ethernet connectivity
  • 250 GB hard drive
  • 15"or larger color monitor for laptop, 17” or larger color monitor for desktop
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Windows PC:

  • Intel i5 or i7 processor
  • 2.8 Ghz
  • Capable of running Windows 10
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1g LAN Ethernet connectivity
  • 250 GB hard drive
  • 14" or larger color monitor for laptop, 17” or larger flat panel color monitor for desktop
  • For information about how to legally donate the computer operating system refer to Fresh Start for Donated Computers.
  • Computers donated without Windows 10 must be certified to satisfy Windows 10 or newer Hardware Compatibility Standards.

Printers

  • HP Laser printers that are Ethernet ready
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  • Donations that do not meet these minimum standards will not be accepted, unless the school/department agrees to cover the costs of upgrading the equipment prior toaccepting the donation.
  • Schools/Departments are responsible for purchasing software, and any additional costs for power, network, or facility needed to accommodate the new equipment.
  • The District maintains the right to determine the cost effectiveness of maintaining and repairing donated equipment.

Software Donations

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  • Include the license(s) for operation and media shipped by the publisher.
  • The software cannot be a version where the donor has paid for an upgrade, and wishes to donate the old version. This would be a violation of copyright agreement with the publisher.
  • The software must be applicable to district curriculum.