Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, and through December 2020, DPS will transition from using Microsoft Office programs to Google Suite products. Google is a free service, which means DPS will see significant annual savings, so we can continue to prioritize our funding where it is needed most -- invested in our schools and classrooms.
In addition to savings, Google offers powerful tools that improve collaborative teamwork between DPS staff, students and parents. Plus, working in cloud-based applications provides better flexibility and greater accessibility to your work.
We understand the impact this transition could have on your work, and we will have resources, training and support available for all team members during this transition. Stay tuned for updates in the coming months.
In the meantime, please do not authorize or make any new purchases for Microsoft Office products and licenses without consulting with DoTS.