Cantwell Secures 25 Computers for Washington State Public Schools

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that 25 computers she helped secure will be delivered to five Washington state public schools early next week. Five schools nominated in Washington state will receive five computers each: Jason Lee Middle School (Tacoma), Illwaco Senior High (Illwaco), Toppenish Middle School (Toppenish), Mariner High School (Everett), and Rainier Beach High School (South Seattle). Cantwell secured the computers through the Computers for Schools Program, which allows Senators to donate surplus computers from the United States Senate.


“In a world heavily dependent on technology, computers are an essential part of education,” said Senator Cantwell. “I am pleased to be able to help get these surplus computers to five worthy schools in Washington.  At a time of tight local budgets, this program offers a way to provide students with the tools they need to be competitive in the global economy.  The program also makes sure this equipment receives an extended life.”


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 have the option of donating 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.