Standards for Donated Computer Hardware
July 2017

While the intentions of individuals and organizations who wish to donate computer hardware to the district are appreciated, the district must consider the total cost of ownership of donated items. The cost for modifications and adaptations that must take place before donated hardware is useful for instruction will require expenditure of unbudgeted funds. Therefore, the following guidelines are the minimum for use in the district:

Quad Core 2.8 GHz

Hard Drive
250 GB

4 GB

Network Interface Card

17-inch LCD for computer
13 or 15-inch LCD for Laptop

Standard QWERTY key with USB or Bluetooth connection


Sound Card

Operating System
Windows 7
Macintosh 10.10 or later

A license certificate must accompany donated computers which have an operating system present and Microsoft Office already installed. If license cannot be furnished, both software packages can be purchased through the district. Purchase of standard software packages will be the responsibility of the school/department receiving the donation.