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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
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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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Arlington High School 

P: 802-375-2589 ext. 165

Direct: 802-375-1432

 

Fisher Elementary School

P: 802-375-6409 ext. 263

Direct: 802-375-1473

 

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Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union / Arlington School District

 

Arlington High School 

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Direct: 802-375-1432

 

Fisher Elementary School

P: 802-375-6409 ext. 263

Direct: 802-375-1473

 

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