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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.

“The refurbished Macs offered by Mac to School gave us the best of both worlds: high-quality ed tech hardware at a much lower price.  We were able to purchase more computers for the same budget, getting more devices in to the hands of our kids,” Driskell said.


Their evaluation took in to account the quality of the refurbished Macs, compatibility with existing hardware and software, as well as the all important, and many times forgotten customer support and warranties offered by Mac to School.


“It warms our hearts to hear stories like this one from UCSS,” said Mac to School founder and president Robert Baker. “We know how tight school budgets are, and that’s why we strive to provide districts with lower cost, high quality technology options.”


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.


“Technology will continue to play an integral role in every classroom, and our goal is to provide districts with an alternative to the high cost of new machines,” said Baker. “So whether districts are buying machines from us or selling us their older Macs in order to purchase the latest and greatest directly from Apple, we see that as a win for everyone.”


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