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:

Processor
Quad Core 2.8 GHz

Hard Drive
250 GB

Memory
4 GB

Network Interface Card
10/100/1000

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

Keyboard
Standard QWERTY key with USB or Bluetooth connection

Mouse
USB

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.