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Technology and Innovation

The Penn Hills Technology Department is committed to working collaboratively in maintaining a cutting-edge technological infrastructure that bolsters the teaching and business operations of the School District.   Additionally, this department is constantly looking for new advancements and opportunities to simplify district procedures and offer the highest support possible.

At Penn Hills, the Technology Services Team is committed to supporting all facets of modern learning by providing support for a vibrant digital environment.  Our department is made up of a highly-trained group of people committed to delivering effective technology and excellent services and support to the PHSD community. The Technology Department is committed to carefully planning and managing technology acquisition and deployment to support the curriculum as well as the needs of students, teachers, and administrators. All classrooms have access to the district's high-speed wide area network and online interactive resources, enabling instructors and students to extend their learning and communication opportunities outside the classroom. The district provides extensive training opportunities for all employees to improve their ability to apply technology to work tasks.

Low Cost Internet Options

Families who qualify for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI and others may qualify for low cost internet through Verizon or Comcast.  

Internet Essentials from ComcastLifeline by Verizon

Recent News

Penn Hills School District Exits Financial Recovery Status

We are thrilled to announce that the Penn Hills School District has officially exited Financial Recovery status. This monumental achievement was announced on May 23, 2024, by Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education, Dr. Khalid Mumin, at Penn Hills Middle School.

Linton Middle School's Heartfelt Mentor Appreciation

Over the past two days, Dr. Robinson and YESS Team member Miss Nia guided over 30 eighth-grade students in delivering a special gift to someone of their choosing. About a month ago, an idea was hatched to create t-shirts that allow our kids to give thanks to someone in the building who has truly been a mentor to them during their time at Linton.

Spotlight on: A Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunity

Educators and students, we're excited to share a fantastic summer opportunity that's gaining recognition across the state! Sigma Resources’ subsidiary, Simcoach Games, is partnering with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and regional schools to offer the Junior Game Developer Pre-Apprenticeship in video game development.

Free After-school Meal Program Launches in Penn Hills School District

The Penn Hills School District, in collaboration with The Nutrition Group, is excited to announce the launch of a new initiative aimed at providing free afterschool meals to school-age children within the community. This program is part of a broader effort to support the nutritional needs of children and ensure they have access to healthy meals outside of regular school hours.

PA FAFSA Submission Deadline Extended

In an important update for students and families across Pennsylvania, the Board of Directors at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has extended the submission deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to June 1, 2024.

Upcoming Events

Contact Information

Brian Brown
Director of Technology and Innovation
(412) 793-7000, Ext. 1245

Kammi Barbarino
Secretary
(412) 793-7000, Ex. 1415