The Iowa School Microsoft Settlement application process will begin in April 2009
The Iowa School Microsoft Settlement application process will begin in April 2009.
The Iowa School Microsoft Settlement program is the result of the 2007 settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought by Iowa consumers and businesses concerning certain Microsoft software. According to the settlement, Iowa schools would receive a portion of the funds not claimed by consumers. The value of the funds will be distributed through vouchers for software and hardware products to eligible attendance centers. Based on free/reduced lunch rates, approximately 75 percent of Iowa's public school buildings will be eligible to participate in the program.
The following link will take you to a Department of Education website that will give you information on which Iowa schools are eligible for the voucher process. http://www.iowa.gov/educate/content/view/1412/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1571 Check the site often for updates.
Another site of interest is: http://iowaschoolmicrosoftsettlement.com/ This site will contain the list of eligible products once they have been approved.
For more information contact:
Program Leader School Technology
Mississippi Bend AEA