December 12, 2014

Dear Parents, Staff and Concerned Citizens:

I appreciate the opportunity to communicate with you once again and hope you are enjoying the onset of the winter season.

As many of you are aware, the district continues to utilize a very unique process to secure competitive pricing to purchase the various technologies being deployed at our schools.  Among these technologies are All in One desktop computers, laptops and most recently, Chromebooks.

To date, we have realized savings that have ranged between 20% and 38% below what is commonly referred to as the “state contract price.”  State contract pricing for the various goods used by municipalities is obtained by the state’s Department of Administrative Services and made available via the State of Connecticut website.

As has been our practice in the past, I am pleased to announce that beginning Monday, December 15th, parents and residents of Avon may access the pricing the district has secured on the technologies mentioned above.  Information can be accessed at the following link:

Visiting this link will allow you to purchase the same equipment being used in our schools at pricing that is well below current retail.

It is important to note that the district has negotiated these conditions with the successful bid awardee as a service to you, the community of Avon.  Neither the district nor any individual associated with the district receives any benefit from any purchase made via the manufacturer’s site.   

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (860) 404-4700 or email me at

I look forward to communicating with you again soon and thank you for the continued opportunity to serve you and your children.


Very truly yours,

Gary S. Mala

Superintendent of Schools

Avon Public School