1:1 Laptop Program

During the 2012-2013 school year, a committee comprised of faculty, administrators and a school board liaison worked to evaluate the viability of a district 1:1 computing program. After several months of internal discussion and public board presentations, a recommendation to proceed with a 1:1 laptop program at Penn Manor High School was unanimously approved at the April 1, 2013 school board meeting. The recommendation called for the program to commence with a pilot during the Fall of 2013. The full building implementation began in January 2014. At that time, each full-time high school student was provided with a personal laptop computer for use throughout the school day and at home.

In the winter of 2015, the laptop learning program expanded to all middle school students in grades 7 and 8.

Middle School Parent Frequently Asked Questions1to1MSParentFAQ.pdf

High School Parent Frequently Asked Questions1to1ParentFAQ.pdf.

Policy Documents

815.2 District Issued Laptops – Student Use, Rights, and Responsibilities
815.2. Attachment – Best Practices for Student Laptops
815.2. Attachment – Laptop Missing Stolen Report
1:1 Student Agreement for Laptop Use

All PM Techblog articles related to the program may be found here.

The 1:1 program is for and about our students; read our guiding principles.

The 2012-2013 district 1:1 Committee members were:

Tony Carrodo – Penn Manor High School
Lisa May – Penn Manor High School
Emily Lyons – Penn Manor High School
MaryKay Fair – Manor Middle School
Jon Bittenbender – Manor Middle School
Jayne Leitzel – Marticville Middle School
Wayne Martin – Martic Elementary School
Jason Ayer – Hambright Elementary School
Dana Edwards – Manor Middle School Principal
Dr. Phil Gale – Penn Manor High School Principal
Peggy Anastasio – Asst. Director Special Education
Theresa Kreider – Director of Student Services
Vickie Hallock – Elementary Program Coordinator
Cheryl Shaffer – Assistant Superintendent
Johnna Friedman – School Board Liason
Charlie Reisinger – IT Director, Committee Chair