In the summer of 2015, we made the decision to update 25% of all staff computers each year rather than updating all staff computers once every four years. The most equitable way to phase this in was to use staff seniority. So far, this process has worked reasonably well. Linked below is the Google Sheet which shows the staff computer update cycle and specifically who will be getting new computers this summer. The downside of this plan was that some of our least senior staff will not get a new computer until the summer of 2018 and will be using a computer purchased in the summer of 2012. Of course, this is less than ideal. However, I’ve been very pleasantly surprised with how well the 2012 MacBook Airs have held up. To ensure that I know they are still viable, I moved myself to the end of the list so I’m still using this vintage of computer (2012 MacBook Air), too, until the summer of 2018. The good news is that starting with the summer of 2019, we will shift from a staff seniority model to updating based upon age of the computer. This will be much cleaner for all of us.
If you are on the docket for an update this summer, Angela will be sending you an email in the next few weeks that will detail the process. We have found that it works best to set up individual appointments and work with each teacher separately to move their data and set up their new computer.
Here’s the link as well for our office computer rotation as well. We look to update these devices every five years:
As always, don’t hesitate to drop me a note if you have questions or concerns.