Laptop Learning Program

The district laptop learning program was unanimously approved at the April 1, 2013 school board meeting. During the 2013-2014 academic year all full-time high school students received a Linux laptop for use throughout the school day and at home. The program expanded to middle school students in March 2015. The elementary laptop program began with a limited pilot in fall of 2017, was expanded to all students in grades 5 and 6 in the fall of 2018, grade 4 in 2019, and grades 1-3 in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elementary Parent Frequently Asked Questions: Elem Laptop Program FAQ 2020.
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
Student Agreement for Laptop Use

Penn Manor’s laptop learning program is for and about our students. Read the guiding principles.

2012 Program Committee
A committee of faculty, administrators, and a school board liaison reviewed the viability of a one-to-one student computing program in the fall of 2012. The following teachers and staff participated:

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
Dr. Dana Edwards – Manor Middle School Principal
Dr. Phil Gale – Penn Manor High School Principal
Dr. Peggy Anastasio – Asst. Director Special Education
Dr. Theresa Kreider – Director of Student Services
Vickie Hallock – Elementary Program Coordinator
Dr. Cheryl Shaffer – Assistant Superintendent
Johnna Friedman – School Board Liaison, Committee Co-Chair
Charlie Reisinger – Director of Technology, Committee Co-Chair