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.