PC Grants Pay for Licence Fees

Schools in South Australia have complained they are being short-changed under Kevin Rudd’s education revolution, forcing them to buy cheaper laptops and spend up to 30 per cent of their grants on Microsoft licensing and government fees. South Australian public schools are paying $250 for licensing fees for each new computer and a $40 state government administration fee. They also pay $6 a student to cover existing licenses. Replacement computers do not attract the $250 fee. It is understood the NSW, Victorian and West Australian governments will absorb the licensing fees, passing the entire $1000 grant to schools

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