Tech Equity Parent Information
Thank you for choosing PUSD to educate your student(s). We are excited to announce PUSD’s TechEquity initiative, which is a 1:1 take-home program designed to help us better prepare your student(s) for their future. By participating in this program, your child will be assigned a Chromebook to use both at home and school each day.
In addition to the 1:1 take-home program, our TechEquity initiative also includes a partnership with Sprint that secures a select number of free WiFi hotspots for eligible students. The easiest way to qualify for a free hotspot is to be registered at your student’s school site for the free and reduced lunch program. Additionally, Sprint is only providing hotspots for high school students at this time and will be distributed on a first come first served basis.
Participation in these programs is only possible once the documentation listed below has been filled out and returned to your student's school. These are the same forms that are physically sent out in the Tech Equity Parent Packet.
Tech Equity Program Online Safty
Chromebooks issued by the District will be filtered outside of school district buildings. A Web filter is a program that can screen an incoming Web page to determine whether some or all of it should not be displayed to the student. The filter checks the origin or content of a Web page against a set of rules provided by the school district. A Web filter allows a school district to block out pages from websites that are likely to include objectionable advertising, pornographic content, spyware, viruses, and other objectionable content. However, please note that although these devices will be filtered, and is safer than using a personal device, it is still possible that objectionable content can slip through the filters.
Parents/guardians are also key partners in monitoring and keeping students safe online. Here are some helpful websites: