BRAWLEY — The Brawley Elementary School District is the happy recipient of 168 computers from Centinela State Prison and the Social Security Administration's El Centro office.
At Tuesday night's meeting of the district's Board of Trustees, the two organizations were thanked for the donations during agendized items.
"We've been treated very well by some of the local agencies," district Superintendent Howard Sullivan said at the meeting.
Centinela State Prison has donated 135 inmate-refurbished computers to the district since August. Myron D. Witter school received 46, Phil D. Swing school received 58 and Barbara Worth Junior High received 31.
Since 1994, Centinela has donated about 4,000 refurbished computers to Imperial County schools, estimated prison Warden George Giurbino. Under the program, 80 percent of the refurbished computers are sent to a central distribution center and dispersed throughout the state, Giurbino said. Twenty percent are donated locally.