What is the California Educational Technology K-12 Voucher Program?
The California Educational Technology K-12 Voucher Program (aka Microsoft Voucher Program) is a reimbursement program that resulted from an antitrust settlement against Microsoft Corporation. The program reimburses school districts for purchases that support technology.
In January 2015, the California Department of Education (CDE) authorized $560k in vouchers for LAUSD, split between General Purpose Vouchers (used for specific hardware products) and Specific Category Software Vouchers (used for specific categories of software). A total of $282k in General Purpose Vouchers were allocated to schools for the purchase of software upgrades and computer accessories. A total of $278k in software vouchers were allocated for eligible software purchases. The vouchers must be redeemed by September 2015.