but I will talk to some other colleagues about the systems they are using this year and if they are better and cheaper ( It is now costing $700 for us to use QuickVic when it was once free to schools) and if friends can train me for nothing then I'll make the swap next year.
Also on Friday my DET leased replacement laptop arrived. I have to scrub the old laptop before I return it and my tech ( Steve) wants to set it up for me so I'll leave it in its box until Tuesday. DET were taken to the High Court by the AEU last year arguing that the laptops were used for our work ( Many teachers do their reports on theirs) and therefore we shouldn't have to lease them. ( It doesn't cost much but it does add up) It has been over 6 months but still no decision! ( How hard can it be?) But if they come down in favour of the AEU I wonder if we will be reimbursed for lease payments going back, for me to about 1994! Probably not but wouldn't that be nice! If there are any High Court judges reading this blog can you get on with making a decision please!