During the second semester of each school year, students in the class take donated computers and refurbish them. Refurbishing involves wiping the hard drives clean, repairing and replacing broken parts, upgrading components such as RAM, and installing a new operating system along with anti-virus software and updates.
The computers are then offered to low-income residents of Goliad County.
Last year, the class refurbished and distributed 19 computers. This year’s class has refurbished 22 computers and 10 will be used in the technology classroom for robotics. Of the 12 that are left, five are reserved for residents that were still on the list from last year. Goliad County residents who qualify as low-income, can contact Christy Zillig at 361-645-3257, ext. 124.
The program is still accepting donated computers.