PA Department of Labor & Industry Donates 900 Computers to Pennsylvania Schools

Nov 24, 2015, 13:26 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) announced today that it recently donated more than 900 lightly used computers from its Bureau of Disability Determination (BDD) to 11 school districts across the state. The donation was made possible by a recent computer upgrade at BDD, which is federally funded through the Social Security Administration.

"This donation will allow us to look at our replacement schedule in the upcoming years and use our limited funds to make other needed equipment purchases," said Clearfield Area School District Superintendent Terry Struble. "The consideration shown to us through this donation is greatly appreciated and welcomed by 2,300 students."

Clearfield School District received 153 computers from the donation.

"Through this donation, L&I is helping to engender Governor Wolf's vision for establishing modern schools that teach, which greatly supplements my department's efforts supporting jobs that pay and government that works," said Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino. "I'd like to thank our dedicated staff at the Bureau of Disability Determination for suggesting and seamlessly executing this sizable and impactful gift."

The Bureau of Disability Determination (BDD) is the state agency that assists the Social Security Administration in determining whether Pennsylvania citizens with disabilities are eligible for federal disability benefits.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sara Goulet, 717-787-7530

Editor's Note: A list of school district donation recipients and number of computers received follows.

Schools receiving computers:

Clearfield Area School District – 153
Dauphin County Technical School – 50
Harrisburg School District – 50
Holy Redeemer – 50
Lake Lehman School District – 50
Northwest Area School District – 90
Portage Area School District – 153
Steelton Highspire School District – 75
West Shore School district – 50
Wilkes-Barre Area School District – 50
Wyoming Valley West School District – 50


SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry