Mass. Department of Correction Donates Computers to Johnny Appleseed Elementary School Leominster-January 26 at 10am
Milford (January 21, 2011)-The Massachusetts Department of Correction continues its distribution of newly refurbished computers through its Computers for Schools Program by delivering 35 computers to the Johnny Appleseed Elementary School on January 26 at 10am.
WHERE: Johnny Appleseed Elementary School,
845 Main Street,Leominster 01453
WHEN: Wednesday, January 26 at 10am
WHO: Sandra McCroom, Undersecretary for Criminal Justice,
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
Luis S. Spencer, Acting Commissioner, Mass. Dept. of Correction
Veronica M. Madden, DOC
Deputy Commissioner of Classification, Program & Reentry
Dr. Anthony Bent, Superintendent, Leominster School District
Dr. Margaret C. O'Hearn-Curran, Principal,
Johnny Appleseed Elementary School
5 th grade student leaders at Johnny Appleseed
BACKGROUND: The Computers for Schools Program trains inmates to upgrade computers that are donated by large corporations and businesses. The largest donation received since the Computers for Schools Program began in 1997 was when the Massachusetts Trial Court donated 1,200 computers when it upgraded its system.
With this donation, the DOC Computers for Schools Program has donated approximately 3,905 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 $781,000 to $976,250.