Will the labs and laptops still have the same software when the new computers are in
No. The new computers being purchased have the new Mountain Lion operating
system. Many of our software packages are unable to function on this new
operating system. Consequently, the district will be upgrading some of the
software to newer versions, while other software will be retired as it is unable to
run in the new environment and there is no upgrade path. The bond committee
is working with the Curriculum Coordinators to identify new resources when
retiring existing software. Attached is the list of software that will be installed
on the new computers for the labs and the 12 new carts being installed in
elementary schools with the oldest laptop carts.
Will teacher laptops be upgraded to Mountain Lion to match the student laptops?
No. Due to the age of the devices, the cost and the pending replacement of the
teacher laptops, the district will not be upgrading the operating system for these
devices. It is recommended that teachers utilize a new student laptop or
desktop to demonstrate for students until the teacher laptops are replaced.
The Tech bond committee is reviewing the new software to determine which
software can be rolled out to the existing teacher laptops and the timelines for
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