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1. verify your domain. - I know they don't have to do anything with this as they purchased the domain when they set up.
2. complete your upgrade to the Education edition of Google Apps - My question is, does the school need to fill this form in? Just seems like a strange question to me when a school is applying for a GAFE account. https://support.google.com/a/answer/4601351?hl=en&rd=1
Any advice much appreciated.
Thankfully I managed to make contact with a different rep who verified us with a simple e-mail from our official County school e-nail address!
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