Mass. Department of Correction Donates Computers to Roosevelt Elementary School
Worcester--February 26 at 10:30am
|WHERE:||Roosevelt Elementary School, 1006 Grafton Street, Worcester|
|WHEN:||Monday, February 26, 10:30am|
Kathleen M. Dennehy, Commissioner, Mass. Dept. of Correction
BACKGROUND: The Computers for Schools Program trains inmates to upgrade computers that are donated by large corporations and businesses. Over two years, the Massachusetts Trial Court has donated 1,200 computers when it upgraded its system. This was the largest donation received since the Computers for Schools Program began in 1997 .
With this donation, the DOC Computers for Schools Program has donated approximately 3,610 computers to classrooms throughout the Commonwealth since 1997 . The restorations involve the conversion of a computer that is a Pentium 3 or faster as well as the installation of a CD-ROM drive and sound cards. DOC provides the CPU, monitor, keyboard and mouse. At an estimated cost of $200-$250 for a refurbished computer, this program has saved school districts between $722,000 to $902,500.
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