VCSO To Donate Computers To Daytona’s Campbell Middle School Students

By on January 22, 2018 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Volusia County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) will be donating 25 retired VCSO desktop computers and 22 laptops to the students at Campbell Middle School in Daytona Beach in order to improve the students’ education.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood and his staff will be delivering the 25 desktop computers and monitors to Campbell Middle School, located at 625 Keech St., on Tuesday at 2 PM. The 22 laptops will be delivered to the school once a replacement shipment becomes available for the Sheriff’s office in the coming weeks, according to VCSO.

“It’s just a matter of phasing out old equipment and bringing in the new stuff that we were getting anyway,” says Andrew Gant, Public Information Officer for VCSO. “The old stuff is being phased out for us but still should be useful, we hope, to the students who need them.”

The middle school had received a D grade from the Florida Department of Education for several years in the past, but the school recently brought that grade up to a C. The goal is to bring the school’s grade up to an A.

“We can put this equipment to good use, give it a second life in a classroom and provide kids at Campbell one more tool to succeed,” Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood explains. “I think this is a win for everyone, most importantly the students who need and deserve all the support we can give them.”

The idea to donate the computers came from Bob Davis, CEO and President of the Lodging & Hospitality Association of Volusia County. Davis’s association has “adopted” more than 30 Volusia schools in an effort to provide students with equipment and other support. Davis met with Campbell Middle School administration to discuss what the school needed last fall and then put a call out for donations. VCSO responded to the request for the donation, and the donation to Campbell Middle was approved by the Volusia County Council last week.

“The need is great, and we have to support our school system,” says Davis. “These young people should be able to go from a C to an A, and it makes us very proud that these kids want to attempt to better themselves with our help in the community.”

You can find more information on supporting schools through the Lodging & Hospitality Association of Volusia County by contacting Bob Davis at bdavis@daytonahotelmotel.com or 386-257-6828.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.

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