WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today announced that he has secured the donation of five computers each to five Kansas high schools as part of the United States Senate’s Computers for Schools program. This program, administered by the Office of the Sergeant at Arms, channels surplus computers into classrooms across the country to help encourage and enable technology use in the classroom in this digital age.
“Computers are a central and invaluable part of classroom learning, and I am grateful to play a part in providing students the tools they need by securing the donation of these computers,” said Sen. Moran. “Digital fluency is becoming increasingly more important to employers in all fields and I will continue working with local educators, parents, students and businesses to make certain our students are prepared for the workforce.”
“We extend our thanks to Senator Moran for his work to provide computers to five of our Kansas schools,” said Dr. Randy Watson, Kansas Commissioner of Education. “Technology plays an important role in the education of today’s students and these donations will ensure students in those classrooms have access to critical learning tools.”
Sen. Moran secured the donation of computers to each of the following five schools:
- Ashland Jr/Sr High School
Sen. Moran’s District Representative, Tyler York, graduated from Ashland Junior/Senior High in 2005.
- Elkhart High School
Sen. Moran’s State Agriculture Representative, James Kelly, graduated from Elkhart High School in 2011.
- Kinsley Jr/Sr High School
Sen. Moran’s Legislative Assistant who manages the banking, energy and water infrastructure portfolios, Jordan Ebert, graduated from Kinsley Junior/Senior High in 2009. Ebert’s mother, Lisa Ebert, is a second grade teacher in USD #347.
- Hill City Jr/Sr High School
Sen. Moran’s Senior Foreign Policy Advisor, Nathan Heiman, graduated from Hill City High School in 2001. Heiman’s father, Tom Heiman, served as superintendent of USD #281 from 1985-1999.
- Lincoln Jr/Sr High School
Sen. Moran’s Tour Coordinator, Jeanette Featherall, graduated from Lincoln Junior/Senior High in 1987. Sen. Moran’s Director of Operations Victoria Lee’s grandmother, Barb Gourley, retired from Lincoln Junior/Senior High in 2001 after teaching history there for 30 years.
Each school will receive five computers consisting of a central processing unit, keyboard, mouse and a 17” or larger monitor.