BOSTON, Mass. -- Jeffrey A. Bean, Regional Director for the Boston office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) presented the Gardner Public High School with 30 computers including keyboards, monitors and printers on Friday, March 5.
"The used computers will be utilized for educational and teaching purposes in the Gardner Schools", said Jeffrey Bean. Although, the computers are no longer of service to the federal government, they are invaluable for teachers and students in this age of high technology.
The computers will help to establish a business and science computer lab which will be used by the students at Gardner High School.
The donation is made possible by a presidential executive order that permits a government-to-government transfer of property under the Empowerment Zone/Enterprise Community initiative, added Bean.
"FEMA is pleased to be working in partnership with Mayor Charles Manca, Principal Walter J. Dubzinski and Bob Berlo from the Superintendent of School's office, FEMA finds making donations like this as a way to stretch taxpayers' dollars while putting the equipment to a good use, " said Bean.