OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) — As technology plays a bigger and bigger role in our children’s education, there will come a time to get new equipment.
The time is now for Westside High School—Tuesday they held a technology sale for the public.
The technology sale, which consists of three different Apple products, helps the school pay for a technology lease. Anyone within the community is able to purchase a MacBook Air for $360, a fourth generation iPad for $160 and an Apple TV for $40.
The school says their lease with Apple is invaluable and as its technology changes, students also need upgraded devices. The decision to host the sale for the community was in the spirit of giving back.
“There’s all kinds of companies that are contacting me, almost every week, to purchase technology that we’ve used, so it’d be very easy just to say, ‘Come. Take it. Grade it. Give us what it’s worth.’ But we really want to give it to the community to give people an opportunity to buy technology that’s a little bit lower cost,” said Director of Technology at Westside Dr. Paul Lindgren.
According to Dr. Paul Lindgren, the money the district gets with this sale will help it pay off its lease with Apple so that students can enjoy brand new machines starting this summer.
Higher-cost technology, he says, is a small price to pay for real-world experience.
“Our students are using Adobe products for when they go off to Journalism at UNL and other schools. They’re ready to go with processional level software because they’ve had that on their machine,” Lindgren said.
The sale will continue through Friday from 9 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Westside High School.