Technology Donation Guidelines

  • Technology Donation Policy

    Often, School City of Mishawaka receives requests from individuals to accept donations of technology, including computers, monitors, tablets, etc.  While we appreciate the intent of these donations, acceptance of donated equipment obligates the District to be able to repair and/or maintain it.  Over the past several years, our District has worked extremely hard to standardize district technology.  Acceptance of non-standard, donated equipment substantially diminishes our ability to provide timely, effective service.  These guidelines establish basic technical specifications that donors can review to determine if hardware will benefit our students.

    Acceptable Equipment Requirements

    For the 2016-2017 school year (and subsequent years pending minimum specifications as defined by the Technology Department), items for donation must meet the minimum requirements listed below:

    • A PC computer should be able to run Windows 7 or higher
    • Intel-based Core i3 1.8 GHz processor, equivalent or better
    • 4GB of RAM and 80GB or larger hard drive
    • Working or new monitors must be 17” or larger and must be 16:9 format flat panels.
    • iPad 5th gen or higher with lightning charging ports and cables, must support iOS 10.1+
    • Educational model Dell Chromebook 11 model # 3120 with Google Management License


    For your Convenience

    School City of Mishawaka can facilitate purchasing and make use of non-for profit status sales tax exemption and educational discounts. Please consult the pricing and specification list of compatible hardware with our standardized district technology plan. 

     

    Donation Procedure

    1. Fill out and submit the SCM Donation Form and return it to the Technology Help Desk, which will be forwarded to the Superintendant's Office.
    2. All technology donations will be evaluated by the Technology Deptartment
      Evaluation Process:
      • If purchasing new, please review above hardware specifications or please provide proposed specifications to Technology at techdonations@mishawaka.k12.in.us prior to purchase. If donating slightly used equipment, submit product specs to same.
      • Upon review and initial approval, please deliver equipment to Technology Department
      • Items will be evaluated based upon standardized district technology and good working condition.
      • If approved recommendation will go to the School Board
      • Upon acceptance, setup and/or Deployment to the designated classroom/school

    Thank you for your generosity and giving spirit to support the students of School City of Mishawaka.