December 19, 2012
Computers will continue to be used to educate students
Some Blinn College computers will continue to aid in educating students even after their days on the College’s campus are over.
Blinn’s board of trustees recently approved the donation of 37 computers to Somerville ISD and the City of Navasota after receiving requests from both entities for surplus computers.
Blinn will provide Somerville ISD and the City of Navasota Dell OptiPlex 740 desktops with 2.4 to 2.6 GHz processors, 2 GB of RAM and 17-inch LCD monitors. The computers were purchased in 2007.
Somerville ISD will use the computers to replace old, out-of-date and non-working computers.
“Due to budget constraints, the district lacks the funds to replace these computers and recognizes the need to have the most up-to-date equipment available as possible,” Somerville ISD wrote in a March letter to Blinn. “Your retired computers would be an asset to the district.”
The City of Navasota will use the computers in their computer labs, which are used daily by the citizens of Navasota and Grimes County. Additionally, the city offers computer classes in which participants are instructed in how to use a computer, safely surf the internet, send emails, search for jobs and more.