Cantwell Secures 25 Computers for Washington State Public Schools

U.S. Senate program connects schools and surplus computers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that 25 surplus computers she helped secure will be delivered to five Washington state public schools next week. The five schools in Washington state that will receive five computers each are: Cleveland High School (Seattle), Grantham Elementary (Clarkston), Perry G Keithley Middle School (Tacoma), Chauncey Davis Elementary (South Bend), and Mount Baker High School (Deming). The computers are scheduled to be delivered by February 24th. Cantwell secured the computers through the Computers for Schools Program, which allows Senators to donate surplus computers from the United States Senate.

“Computers in classrooms help students prepare to succeed in a global economy heavily dependent on technology,” said Senator Cantwell. “These schools will put these surplus computers to good use in better educating Washington’s students.”

Created in 1999, the United States Senate's Computer for Schools Program helps public schools take advantage of the information technology age by channeling surplus computers into classrooms across the country. Senators may donate up to 25 computers to public schools in their state that have registered with the program, and donations must be made in groups of five. Only public schools are eligible.