The nerdy-looking guy in the Apple Macintosh TV ads is always the foil in trying to hock the PC computer. If District 97 were in those ads, the PC guy would be smiling from ear to ear.

The Oak Park elementary school district will begin transitioning from Macs to PCs this fall as part of the first phase of its technology plan. The savings from the switch is roughly $2 million.

But Macs won’t disappear entirely over the five-year implementation of the plan. Each classroom will have one “student Mac machine.”

Art and music teachers will also keep their Macs for the time being, given that some of their lesson programs are unavailable on PCs. Most other teachers will receive personal computer laptops.

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