Surprise Donation Unveiled at Muraoka Elementary

Surprise Donation Unveiled at Muraoka Elementary
Posted on 02/20/2019
Paychex officials, school and District leaders pose for a celebratory photo.

Saburo Muraoka Elementary received a surprise donation of 100 refurbished HP Elitebook 840 G1 laptops from Paychex, Inc. The donation was announced at a student assembly on Thursday, February 7.

The company, which is headquartered out of Rochester, NY, offers payroll, human resource and benefits outsourcing services for small- to medium-sized businesses, and has a local office in San Diego. The laptops will be used as a one-to-one device and benefit Muraoka’s second grade students.

As part of the District’s one-to-one technology initiative, more than $3.5 million was allocated district-wide to purchase and distribute Lenovo devices so that all students in grades 3-6 had their own device to integrate technology throughout the school day.

Muraoka Principal Erin Dare noted that the Paychex donation builds upon the District initiative. “It’s truly an honor. I have been a principal for 13 years and I have never received such a gift for my students,” she said. “The computers will help support our school mission and give students an equitable opportunity to keep up with the demands of technology enhanced learning. I am truly grateful for the opportunity and community partnership.”

Paychex officials said giving back to the community is part of their corporate culture.

“As a technology-focused company, we’re passionate about this opportunity to provide students with equipment that may encourage them to pursue an academic track, and potentially a career, in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) field,” said Greg Peel, Senior Director of HR Services Sales at Paychex. “Corporate social responsibility is something we care a lot about at Paychex, and we see this donation as a chance to invest in these students – and in our community.”
School and District leaders recently honored Paychex for its donation of refurbished computers to Muraoka Elementary.


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