MLTI Overview

MLTI Program

The Maine Learning Technology Initiative is a program started by then Governor Angus King to provide a laptop to every 7th and 8th grader in the state. It has been expanded to include high school students.

Parent Presentation - Required

If you missed the annual presentation to parents new to the school or new to the MLTI laptop program (typically parents of 7th and 9th graders) then you must review this 9 minute video before signing the acceptance form for your child's laptop. The presentation is required by the State of Maine and MLTI Guidelines.

Laptop Protection Plan

The school district highly recommends that middle school students get the Protection Plan for their MLTI laptops. The annual premium for the student laptop is $49 and has a $0 deductible. More details about the Protection Plan are here. You can enroll in this plan by filling out this form and sending it along with payment (checks made out to MSAD17) to Pam Colby in the Athletic Office at the high school, Secretary Michelle Powell or Secretary Carol West at OHMS.

Download the laptop Protection Plan form here (available late August). You can enroll in the Protection Plan at any time during the year. To get protection, you need to show us your working laptop in good condition, complete the Protection Plan form and give us a check, cash or money order.

List of protected laptops

List of protected laptops. If you bought the Protection Plan, make sure your laptop is on this list!

Keep your laptop safe from theft!

Don't not leave your laptop unattended, even for a moment. Laptops left unattended will be sequestered. If you have a school event away from school, the procedure is different for middle school and high school students:

  1. Middle School students may not take their laptops to any events away from school unless the laptop is specifically needed by the teacher or coach leading the trip.
  2. High School students may take laptops to events away from school and must follow the instructions given by the event leader (teacher/coach or other district staff person in charge) to secure the laptop.

What if my laptop is lost?

Report it to the school main office immediately.

What if my laptop gets damaged?

Report it to the tech office in your school immediately. You don't want minor damage to lead to worse –and more expensive– damages! You must provide a description of the incident to to file an insurance claim.