Liz McCormick Published

West Virginia Education Department Rebuilding Electronic Items

Students at Computers

Thousands of unused items like computers, monitors, keyboards and mice are being donated to the West Virginia Education Department for use in schools across the state.


The state Education Department says the electronic devices were going into state surplus. But instead, they’re being rebuilt, refurbished and given to schools and libraries across the state for free.


It’s part of an initiative called SecondLaunchWV. The state says private organizations such as Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mountaineer Gas and the West Virginia Air National Guard have also recently donated equipment for the program.


The initiative is also providing equipment to the state’s 118 public libraries, according to a news release from the state Education Department.


The release says the program is 3-years-old and has placed more than 14,000 items in 47 counties – equaling more than $5 million worth of equipment.