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We're 1:1. we allow graduating seniors to keep them, if they've taken care
of their account balance, ie charged lunches, lost textbooks, etc, so 4
years for most of them.  I do have some spares each year that hang around,
and a lot of those are still ticking, and batteries aren't necessarily
shot.

On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 2:55 PM Sylvia Gagne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I asked Google about their Auto Update Policy last year. This was their
> response:
>
> "Chromebooks will stay in the management console and will still receive
> applied policies.
>
> Chromebooks may still auto update for a few months beyond the EoL date.
> After they stop auto updating, you can still manually update the device
> from the settings.
> At some point, the manufacturer will not allow the device to update."
>
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 1:50 PM David McClellan <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> I have noticed what Steven mentioned as well. While the devices are still
>> receiving updates, it's not a chance we're willing to take, so we'll be
>> cycling out devices per our 4 year age limit just to be sure.
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 1:38 PM Steven DeZalia <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> We have a number of devices that are EOL per the pervious list but are
>>> still receiving updates along with the ones which aren’t EOL.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Steven DeZalia
>>>
>>> Tech Services
>>>
>>> Mount Anthony Union High School
>>>
>>> Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *From:* School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:
>>> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Leslie, Ben
>>> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 9, 2018 1:36 PM
>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>> *Subject:* Re: Chromebook Life Span
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> When Google drops support, are they really dropping support for old OS
>>> versions?.  I assume at some point the newer OS versions can't be installed
>>> on old hardware so they drop support for that hardware?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 1:17 PM David McClellan <
>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hey Ben,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Here at CESU at least we stick a fairly strict cycle out plan of
>>> replacing devices every 4 years. We are a 1:1 school though, which does
>>> take its toll on the devices themselves.
>>>
>>> This is something that came up in discussion today here that may be
>>> worth looking at:
>>> https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/6220366?hl=en
>>>
>>> We try to make sure all of our devices are at least capable of receiving
>>> the latest security patches from Google, and with this list, we are cycling
>>> out some devices sooner than expected due to Google dropping support for
>>> them, at least officially.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hope that helps,
>>>
>>> David McClellan
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 11:54 AM Leslie, Ben <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>> How many years are you all getting out of chromebooks.. how many years
>>> do you hope to get out of them? Do you run them in to the ground, or are
>>> they replaced before they get really bad?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I have some chromebooks that are going on 6 or 7 years, I assume battery
>>> life is shot on them. Our Chromebooks are shared devices and not 1:1
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> What I'm concerned about is usefulness for state testing....will the
>>> battery last long enough and at some point they may not be able to support
>>> the newer Chome OS versions.
>>>
>>>
>>>
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