Microsoft Software for Home Use Program (HUP)

Good News for CUSD Staff:
CUSD employees can now get Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 on their home computer for $9.95 (or $23.94 if you want physical backup disk as well) under the Home Use Program (HUP). This program is also available in the 2016 MAC version. Following is the announcement from Microsoft:
“Under the Home Use Program, you and our other employees who are users of qualifying applications at work (e.g. Office Enterprise) may acquire a licensed copy of the corresponding Home Use Program software (e.g. Office Enterprise) to install and use on a home computer. You may continue using HUP software while you are under our employment and as long as the corresponding software you use at work has active Software Assurance coverage.” (CUSD has active coverage)

Microsoft has asked us to not share our access code with others outside of CUSD. In order to comply with this request, please email Bonnie McCarthy for more information if you are interested. She will send you the necessary information to sign up. This is a great deal, since the regular price for Microsoft Office Professional 2016 starts at $99.99 per year.

Chico Unified School District is committed to the ongoing development of infrastructure, hardware, software, and quality professional development related to technology, in order to introduce effective instructional technology tools and strategies into the learning environments of our children.

Technology is  viewed as a tool to enhance the learning process, and is tied to sound pedagogical procedures. Educators determine what technologically-assisted instruction is appropriate for students within the context of their total learning process.

Technology must be appropriately integrated into all areas of the curriculum. Chico Unified School District is dedicated to the acquisition and support of effective educational technology that provides teachers and students real-world contexts for learning, connections to larger learning communities, and opportunities to individualize and apply learning.


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