troubleshooting Question

Meraki or Aironet?

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I'm looking for help determining the best solution for our environment for wireless.  We currently have an 8 year old Cisco 5508 Wireless LAN Controller, and 94 Aironet access points split between really 3 buildings.  We are due for a refresh and have a bid in from a vendor who is recommending using Meraki WiFi6 with licensed cloud controller, and did not suggest using a locally managed WLC with Aironet APs.

We are a school district and need feedback as this is a vendor I have not dealt with before so I have trust issues.  I like the idea of not having a physical piece of hardware on site that if fails my wireless is down, but I don't like paying costly yearly licensing fees either.  Any insight?
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