- California officials issued a warning on Friday to school districts that they should spend remaining funds from a Microsoft Corp. antitrust settlement before the remaining $66 million in vouchers for technology expenses expires next year.
- $212 million was spread out among districts in the state after a $1.1 billion settlement was approved in 2004.
- L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy would like to use funds to acquire tablet computers for the city's students.
From the article:
"... The warning, issued Friday, pertains to funding remaining from an antitrust settlement with the Microsoft Corp. One set of vouchers must be redeemed by April; the other has a deadline in September.
Most of the available dollars, $212 million, have been claimed, but substantial resources remain, including more than $10 million for the Los Angeles Unified School District, according to the state’s most recent update on unused funds. L.A. Unified’s total share of the settlement was about $37 million. ..."