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Feb 7, 2020

Tester Donates Twenty-Five Senate Computers to Five Montana Schools

Senator helps schools across the state provide students with access to critical technology

As part of his ongoing effort to ensure every Montana kid has the resources they need to get a quality education, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that he is donating twenty-five Senate computers to five schools across the state.

“All too often, Montana kids lack the tools they will need to thrive in tomorrow’s world,” said Tester, a former teacher and School Board member. “It’s critical that kids are able to learn the ins and outs of modern technology if they are going to succeed in our tech-driven economy, and these computers will help them do just that.”

Tester secured the computers through the U.S. Senate’s Computers for Schools Program, which works to integrate technology into public school classrooms.

Each of these five schools will receive five computers:

  • Arlee Elementary School in Arlee
  • Ashland Public School in Ashland
  • Pablo Elementary School in Pablo
  • Vaughn Elementary School in Vaughn
  • West Elementary School in Butte

Tester has been a leader in providing Montana kids with the tools they need to get a quality education, particularly in disadvantaged areas. Last month, he secured $1 million for the Kootenai Valley Head Start Program, and, in recent budget negotiations, he fought to include $10 billion for Head Start programs nationwide—a $550 million increase from the previous year. He also introduced his NEST and REST Acts last year, which work to address widespread teacher shortages that impact Indian Country and rural communities across the country.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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