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Fullerton Case Study

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If we’re going on a long voyage, I want to work with someone who will be in the boat, not on the dock…Mac to School was a true partner in that sense.” – Jay McPhail, CTO Fullerton School District

Mac to School helped Fullerton School district save $50,000 on Apple devices to support their 1:1 BYOD program.

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Chicago School Saves 50% on Macs

Featured in SchoolCIO 

Technology is so important at one Chicago Public School that it’s built right into their name: Spencer Technology Academy. When the elementary school made the decision to update their computer labs, leadership set out to find the best possible options, both for their budget and their students. They chose Mac to School, provider of refurbished Apple devices.

“At our school, it is imperative that students have access to high quality educational technology to facilitate their learning. In our search to find the best possible solution, we found that Mac to School was able to provide the service and quality we needed while staying well within our budget,” said Tracey Howse, the school’s lead technology teacher. “We were so impressed with the quality of their products and outstanding customer service that we have placed multiple orders with them since.”

By working with Mac to School to update their labs, the school was able to save more 50 percent on their purchase than if they had gone directly to Apple.

Spencer Technology Academy is one of five technology academies within Chicago Public Schools. The elementary school’s vision is to use technology as “a driving force to move students beyond their immediate.”

In addition to providing school districts with an option for purchasing refurbished computers, Mac to School also offers to purchase Apple products from districts that are looking to upgrade or make room in their budget for new computers.

Charter School Saves $245,000 on Macs

Opening a new school can be costly, especially when you’re equipping students with the latest technology. But students at one new California charter school have access to the best EdTech devices on the market, and school leadership has room in the budget to spare.

Since the Academy of Arts and Sciences opened, administrators have purchased more than 350 refurbished MacBooks from Mac to School, the K-12 sectors leading provider of refurbished Apple devices.

“We searched everywhere for the highest quality technology available within our budget, and Mac to School was a perfect fit,” said Sean McManus, CEO of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. “Each time we’ve ordered from them, their customer service team has worked with us to make sure we get exactly what we need.”

While the district could have paid more than $350,000 to buy new technology directly from Apple, Mac to School was able to save them $245,000 on purchasing refurbished technology.

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LAUSD Saves $50,000 with Mac to School

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As featured in eSchoolNews

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While the ambitious but costly tech rollout in L.A. Unified schools has made national headlines, one middle school in the district found a budget-friendly way to give students access to high-quality education technology.

Thomas Starr King Middle School purchased 35 MacBooks and 40 iMacs from Mac to School, K-12’s leading provider of refurbished Apple devices.

“Thomas Starr King is one of the highest performing middle schools in the greater Los Angeles area. To maintain the bar we have set so high, it is imperative our students have access to the highest quality technology available,” comments Mark Naulls, principal at Thomas Starr King.

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Texas School District Saves Thousands on Refurbished Apple Products

Getting more mileage out of tech budgets a priority in TX Schools

 Featured in eSchool News

(TRINITY, Texas) – When balancing the budget of an entire school district, expensive new technology is often among the first to be cut.  But administrators at one Texas district have found an option to put more high-quality technology in their students’ hands, using a fraction of their previous budget.

 

Trinity Independent School District purchased dozens of refurbished Apple products, including MacBooks and AC adapters, from Mac to School, K12’s leading provider of refurbished Apple devices.

 

Buying refurbished products from Mac to School allowed us to give our teachers and students access to the best technology available while staying within our budget,” said Barry Coleman, the district’s director of technology.  “We’ve placed multiple orders with Mac to School and have been thrilled with the results every time.”

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Florida School Gets More for Less

Article featured in THE Journal

By Leila Meyer

 

Pemayetv Emahakv Our Way Charter School in Florida has purchased nearly 200 refurbished MacBook Pros, iPads and iMacs at a cost 40 percent less than new products from Apple.

 

According to the school’s IT director, Shelley Brantley, cost savings were the driving factor behind the decision to buy refurbished devices. “We knew we needed to upgrade our technology, but it just didn’t make fiscal sense,” she said in a prepared statement. The refurbished option did make financial sense.

 

Pemayetv Emahakv School purchased the Apple devices from Mac to School, a company that buys, sells and refurbishes Apple computers and equipment for public and private schools throughout the United States. According to information provided by the company, “the district could have paid more than $100,000 to buy new technology directly from Apple,” but the school saved 40 percent by purchasing refurbished technology instead.

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Living the Dream in Union County Schools: Quality Hardware, for Less

Featured in EdNet Insight and School CIO

District purchases refurbished MacBooks from Mac to School

(SANTA CLARA, Calif.)  – Today, there are more than a hundred additional MacBooks in the hands of students in Georgia’s Union County School System (UCSS), and the district has budget to spare.  As is the case with any district, UCSS Technology department set out to find creative ways to obtain more high quality ed-tech devices for their five campuses, without putting an additional burden on their budget,

 

“The more we looked, the less we found that fit both our budgetary and educational needs, ” said Bill Driskell, Director of Technology at Union County School System.

 

During their search, the tech team found the refurbished MacBooks offered by Mac to School to be their best option, both for students and their budget.  After an extensive evaluation period, Driskell and his team made an initial purchase of 117 MacBooks, nearly double the number of new machines for the same price.

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