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Started by Kylie Innes 27 Jun 2014 3:50pm () Replies (2)

Hi everyone, our current lease is coming up and we are looking at updating our computers and ipads. Can I have peoples thoughts on which way to go. Companies you recommend if leasing? 

Thank you

Kylie

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  • Hamish McLean (View all users posts) 27 Jun 2014 9:10pm ()

    Hi Kylie,

    4 years ago, at my previous school we came up for 'release' I made the call to not roll over and in the long run it was such a good call.

    Previously they had continued the lease to gain devices, however in the long run it was tragic.  Budget was tied up, and dispite 3 year dvices being old, they did have a certian amount of use.  

    from what I have learnt, I would recomment the school buying devices, and offering your parents a payment scheme to purchase them (12/24 month).  1:1 is by far the best option and at $5 per week who can't afford it?

    It comes down to having a $15-20,000 investment into the scheme. whcih will buy 40 chromebooks.   Then when parents buy into the scheme, it will generate more finds to purchase more devieces.  it will pay off in the long run!!

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