Franklin Regional will begin equipping all students with Chromebooks for 2019-’20
Franklin Regional officials will begin a one-to-one Chromebook program for students attending Franklin Region Senior High School in grades 9-12 for the 2019-‘20 school year.
Each student will receive a free Chromebook computer to be used in the classroom as well as at home for educational purposes. Teachers will use these devices for instruction and assignments, and the Chromebooks will become an embedded part of the classroom environment.
“A number of safeguards and security measures are configured on the Chromebooks to block inappropriate content, and all apps are directly approved by the district prior to installation,” saidBrad Schrecengost, district technology supervisor.
The district’s usage agreement and the acceptable use agreement for Chromebooks are posted online for parents and students to submit electronically and will also be available when picking up the Chromebook in August from the high school office.
“The district will be utilizing the MyFamilyID online program for parents to submit all forms electronically and to purchase Chromebook insurance,” Schrecengost said. “Parents will be notified when the electronic forms and the electronic payment options are available for use.”
High school students can pick up their Chromebooks on the following dates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
• Aug. 6, freshmen
• Aug. 7, sophomores
• Aug. 8, juniors
• Aug. 9, seniors
Information regarding the program can be found at FranklinRegional.k12.pa.us, under the “Technology Services Department” heading.
Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .