POSTED: Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:27pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:29pm
Lindale, Tx — The Lindale Independent School District has received 100 free computers from TDJC Manufacturing & Logistics in Huntsville, Texas.
The refurbished Dell computers were donated to the Texas prison system Computer Recovery Program that trains inmates in computer maintenance and construction. The computers are given to schools who request them on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lindale ISD also received flat screen monitors, keyboards and mice with the computers. In addition, five Hewlett Packard network printers were provided. The district is currently on a waiting list for 200 additional computers from the Computer Recovery Program.
Earlier this month, the Lindale ISD technology department used all 100 computers to upgrade computer labs at College Street Elementary School, Velma Penny Elementary School, and E.J. Moss Intermediate School’s East Campus.
According to Mary Walker, Interim LISD Director of Technology, the donated computers are an exceptional bonus to the district’s technology program. “It allowed us to provide current technology to three aging labs that were using large and aging monitors and eight-year-old computers.”