BNR Donates Computers
B.J. Jarrett and David Pilgrim from Ozark Mountain School District loading computers with Chief of Business Services, Dru James. (Courtesy KTLO)

From: KTLO

The Ozark Mountain School District is the recipient of surplus computers and associated equipment from the Buffalo National River.

BNR officials say federal agencies are encouraged to donate surplus computers and associated equipment to educational organizations. In the spirit of promoting technology in local schools, the donation of 47 computers, 20 monitors, 12 laptops and a server was made to the district that includes Bruno-Pyatt, St. Joe and Western Grove.

Ozark Mountain School District Superintendent Kerry Saylors says, “Ozark Mountain School District would like to thank the Buffalo National River for their generous donation of technology. Their continued support enables us to further our mission in bettering and educating the children of this district. BNR truly has made a difference in the lives of the kids we serve.”

The donated computers are going to be installed in the business classrooms at the Western-Grove and Bruno-Pyatt campuses. This upgrade will ensure the needs of the students are met for the school year.

Buffalo National River Superintendent Mark Foust says, “It really is a great pleasure to be able to help the schools in the Ozark Mountain School District by donating the park’s excess computers through the Computers for Learning Program. The chance to help these rural schools and the students in our communities is one of the best things we can do. The National Park Service mission to protect and provide for the enjoyment of Buffalo River includes education. Helping students with access to computers and more learning opportunities online is a major step toward that goal.”