Pasco 1:1 Laptop Initiative
Pasco School District views the use of electronic resources as central to the delivery of its educational program. By providing each secondary student a laptop computer to use at school and at home, Pasco School District intends to enable an engaging, collaborative, self‐directed, and empowering learning environment. It is the District's goal that students will safely learn, share, collaborate, think critically and solve problems to succeed in a modern, digital world.
Watch the Executive Director of Information Systems' presentation to the School Board that briefly describes the reason behind the district's move to a 1:1 Laptop model.
Middle School Staff 1:1 Intro (6 min)
1:1 Initiative Board Presentation (starts at 31:20)
1:1 Student/Parent Handbook
A stakeholder group of parents, students, and staff created a handbook that brings some concreteness to a 1:1 initiative in Pasco. The stakeholder group identified guiding principles for the 1:1 initiative and studied approaches from two dozen other school districts, identifying areas that could be replicated, adjusted and avoided in a Pasco implementation. The current version of the handbook is below
Pasco has set an aggressive, but achievable timeline for its 1:1 Initiative rollout.
2018-19 School Year
- Launch initiative at McLoughlin, Stevens, and Ochoa middle schools. Partial rollout (grade 9-10) at Delta High School
2019-20 School Year
- Launch initiative at Pasco, Chiawana, New Horizons and the remainder of Delta High School
Lifeline subsidized internet is a program that lowers the montly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get at least $9.25 toward their bill. Learn more by going to Lifeline Support's website.
Charter Spectrum also has a program for families participating in the National School Lunch Program or on Supplemental Security Income. Learn more on their website.
The following local businesses offer free wireless internet:
- Best Western Pasco, Inn & Suites
- Burger King
- Collegium Cafe
- Columbia Basin Library
- Company Creek Pizza
- Fiesta Foods
- Metro PCS
- Mid-Columbia Library
- Pizza Hut
- Red Lion Hotel
- Roaster's Coffee
- Pasco Tri-Cities Airport
- Pizza Hut
- Taco Bell
Input and Feedback
The 1:1 Initiative Implementation Team believes that every project is strengthened by soliciting input and feedback from all stakeholders. Please consider providing your input through the short, three-question survey below.
- 1-1 Student/Parent Agreement Form
- 1-1 Student/Parent Initial Brochure
- 1-1 Student/Parent Orientation Video (6 min)
- apParent Informational Flyer
- Student Laptop Troubleshooting Flow - Staff Use Only