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Microsoft Home Use Program

  • The Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) allows employees to buy an annual subscription of Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal at a discount for use on personal devices.

    Home Use Program offers discounts on the latest and most up to date products such as Office 365, which is always up to date with the premium versions of Office apps across all your devices. Note that as of the 2019 school year, Office Professional Plus 2019 and Office Home and Business 2019 are no longer available as Home Use Program offers.

    What are the steps to make a purchase?

    1. Sign Up: Visit the Microsoft Home Use Program page. Enter your District email address. Click on ‘Get Started’ button.
    2. Confirm: An email will be sent to your District email address inbox with a link that will validate your eligibility for the program.
    3. Sign In: Once your eligibility is confirmed and you register for the program with your personal Microsoft account that is associated with your personal email address, you can begin the purchase process by viewing the discounts available to you based on your Home Use Program benefit eligibility.
    4. Shop: Your purchase is processed and completed in the Microsoft Store. You, the eligible employee, can install Office 365 on your personal devices after the purchase is complete. Once you have purchased Office 365 Home, you can share your subscription with up to 5 additional members of your household.


Dell Member Purchase Program

  • Dell is offering the staff, students, and parents of the Chambersburg Area School District a discount on all Dell purchases.  To take advantage of this discount, visit to order online or call 800-695-8133 to speak with a Dell representative.  The program offers monthly specials, 72-hour sales, and "Days of Deals".  You will have to use Member ID number SS29295996 to complete your purchase.

Apple Education Purchases

  • You can shop at the Educational store both college and K12 education.  Mostly the computers are discounted by $50 and iPads by $20.  Go to

  • SMART Notebook 17 for Home Use

    Please follow the attached instructions:


Data Safeguards

  • Safeguards are in place to protect Chambersburg Area School District’s Computer Information System and the sensitive data that it contains.  As such, the CASD Board has approved the Acceptable Use, Cloud Computing, and other policies, which require that those who use the system must comply with the policies.  Users must keep all School District (including but not limited to personally identifiable, confidential, and sensitive employee and student) information and data in the School District’s and in its contracted parties’ CIS systems  including use of CASD’s secure email and CASD file storage (cloud and network) when communicating and saving student data.  The purpose is to keep confidential, personally identifiable, and sensitive student, employee, CASD, and other data and information secure from unauthorized disclosure and from being breached.  This means that Users must not place or keep School District information and data in a cloud computing service, personal email or virtual or online storage, beyond the control, access, protection, and safety of the School District, unless written permission is granted to the specific individual by the Superintendent, and/or designee, or it is approved through School District policy, regulation, rule or procedure.