We get money every five years for new software. For our school news paper and yearbook we have $2,000 every five years. That equals $200 a copy for software per machine (we use 10 computers for newspaper editors and yearbook staff).
Under current adobe CC pricing we would be charged $19.99 a month for InDesign (plus other stuff we don't need) X 12 months X 5 years X 10 machines = ~ $12,000 every five years, as long as the price does not go up (five years is our curriculum adoption cycle).
We only have $2,000 every five years.
If Adobe can come up with a more affordable pricing option, we can continue to use their products. If not, Adobe products will be replaced by lower cost options. We used to spend $3,000 every five years on MS Office products and now we spend nothing, using only google products. They are not as good but I was not able to win the argument presented by principals and district level purchasers who said kids could still succeed without using the best Office tools. I would hate to lose all our adobe products too.
I have bought thousands of dollars of Adobe products for the classroom and personally over the years. Please find a way to support me and my students.
Howard Roark Roney, RFSD, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
This is just a user forum. While I sympathize with your plight, this is not the proper channel for contacting Adobe.
You can check this out: http://www.adobe.com/volume-licensing/education/adobe-value-incentive-plan.edu.html?
But I’m afraid even with educational pricing your budget is unrealistic. If my math is correct you have a budget of $20/year per machine for software.
You might want to look at scribus. It’s opensource and free. http://www.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus
Sometimes a community of uses is the perfect place to find pricing solutions because most of them have been involved in the purchasing process. thx for your suggestion of scribus. I will look into it.We found InDesign for 5 years for $2,000 but had to get CS6 not CC. Thx for you insight.