Lee Co. schools give away equipment and books

The Lee County School Board voted to give away some of their furniture and books.

The board unanimously voted to donate outdated and expired surplus equipment to the Dougherty County Rotary Club. Rotary members gave a presentation on how the equipment and supplies could greatly benefit students in Liberia. Organizers already have boxes and transportation set for the donated supplies.

Lee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Lawrence Walters says sending the items to Africa is a great move. "The presentation we saw this evening was very touching and obviously there is a need. There's a great need, and I do believe that they will be very appreciative of whatever we send over there" says Walters.

Lee County students will also have an opportunity to get involved in the project. Younger students will work on letter writing skills and hopefully develop classroom pen pals, and older students will have a community service opportunity to help pack the equipment and books before they're sent over.