01.16.18

Leahy Plays Matchmaker, Arranging For Donation Of 25 U.S. Senate Surplus Computers To Vermont Classrooms

. . . Program provides Senate computers for high need schools

Senator Patrick Leahy has arranged for a shipment of 25 surplus computers to five Vermont Schools through the U.S. Senate’s Computers for Schools programs.  Overseen by the Senate’s Sergeant At Arms, the program was established to offer surplus computers to classrooms across the country.

Leahy worked with Vermont Agency of Education officials to identify Vermont schools with the highest needs for computers.  They jointly identified five schools, which have now received five computers each.  Donations have arrived at the five schools below:

  • Clarendon Elementary School, Clarendon, VT
  • Orwell Village School, Orwell, VT
  • Hardwick Elementary School, Hardwick, VT
  • Bellows Falls Union High School, Bellows Falls, VT
  • Milton High School, Milton, VT

Leahy said: “Computers are essential learning and teaching tools in modern classrooms.  For years I have enjoyed having online chats with Vermont students, and computers are increasingly used for lessons, assignments, research and homework.  I’m proud to have helped find a new life and purpose for these surplus computers in Vermont schools.”

Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe said: “We are so thankful for Sen. Leahy’s donation of 25 computers to schools in Vermont. New computers are needed more than ever as we continue to move toward creating a 21st Century learning experience in our schools. Sen. Leahy’s donation shows his commitment to making sure our students are prepared for college or a career.”

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