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District email addresses changing

On Nov. 24, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will complete a transition to using Gmail for employee email, meaning email addresses for all employees will end with “@isd191.org” instead of the current “@burnsville.k12.mn.us.”

The transition is being made for several reasons, including more fully realizing the benefits of the district’s Google Apps accounts, which include easily sharing and collaborating on documents and other work both among employees and between teachers and students. The move will mean the district will no longer use Microsoft Outlook for email or calendars, saving as much as $2 million in software, hardware and related costs over five years.

Email sent to “@burnsville.k12.mn.us” addresses will be forwarded automatically to employees’ new addresses. However, parents and community members are encouraged to update their contacts and begin using the “@isd191.org” address as soon as possible.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 16:39