Ohio Education Association Donates Computers to Paint Valley Local Schools

June 2, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 2 /PRNewswire/ — The Ohio Education Association (OEA), the state’s largest association of education employees, today presented Paint Valley Local Schools with desktop computers to be used by students in the district.

The computers, formerly used by OEA employees at the OEA Headquarters Building in Columbus and in the association’s 25 field offices, were donated to the school district with the hope that students will benefit from their use.

“OEA is pleased to help Paint Valley Local Schools by making these computers available, and the association hopes that the students who use them are able to expand their computer literacy and gain more ‘hands on’ time as a result,” said Patricia Frost-Brooks, president of the 130,000-member OEA.

The computers, valued at more than $15,000, will allow the Paint Valley Local Schools to expand its computer program and curriculum.

“In an increasingly technology-driven world, it is important that all students have a thorough grounding and background in computers, the Internet, and access to the endless opportunities they can provide both academically and personally. We hope that the donation of the computers will allow for that, as well as ease some of the financial burden placed on the school district by the constant need to update equipment,” Frost-Brooks said.

The Ohio Education Association represents 130,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals in Ohio’s public schools, colleges and universities.

SOURCE Ohio Education Association

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