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Donate your old laptop to Roanoke City Schools

By Susan Bahorich, sbahorich@wdbj7.com
Published On: Aug 18 2013 12:21:36 PM EDT
Updated On: Aug 18 2013 07:06:14 PM EDT

School year begins Monday, but school system could use a little help

ROANOKE, Va. -

Roanoke city students are getting ready to head back to class.

Monday is the first day of the 2013- 2014 school year.

Last week, the school system hosted its annual Back to School Extravaganza.

Nearly three-thousand students showed up to get free school supplies and services for the new year.

Nearly 75-percent of the division is on free or reduced lunch.

The superintendent says getting computers to underprivileged students is one of the biggest challenges in the new year.

"Getting technology into the hands of kids so that they can actually perform better on reading and writing SOLs, working diligently with students to discover their needs and we'll hear their stories and try to help them," says Roanoke School Superintendent Dr. Rita Bishop.

Bishop says the school system needs old working laptops and they don't have to be internet accessible.

If you have a computer you'd like to donate, you can drop it off at the school system's central office during regular business hours.

Central Office
open M-F, 8a-5p
40 Douglass Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24012
(540) 853-2381