Foot Levelers donates laptop computers to Roanoke City Public Schools

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Roanoke City Schools get lots of help from local partners, and this week the school system received a gift of technology.

Representatives of Foot Levelers delivered 150 laptop computers Wednesday morning.

A recent inventory showed the company had more laptops than it needed, and so Foot Levelers offered the surplus equipment to the school system.

The computers met the school system's requirements and will soon be headed to the classroom.

Dan Sweeney is a marketing representative for Foot Levelers.

"Education is at the core of the community and we thought that it would be a wonderful opportunity to partner with them," Sweeney told WDBJ7. "And we know they will put them to good use."

"We keep very close numbers on our student to computer ratios," said Roanoke City Schools Technology Director Mark Thompson. "So we're going to look at the schools that have the greatest need, and we will be working with them to get these computers in their hands."

The school system hopes to have the computers in service by January.