McALLEN - United States General Services Administration donated 33 computers, monitors and printers to Our Lady of Sorrows School as part of the federal government's Computers for Learning program.

Former Hidalgo County Judge J.D. Salinas spoke of the difficult times school districts are having with budget cuts. He knows that computers are not always at the top of the budget lists but just like everything else things change.

"What we're doing here is changing out the old computers with new ones," Salinas, who is now regional director for GSA out of Fort Worth. "Just like cars that the border patrol uses get worn out and replaced, computers get the same treatment."

GSA works with schools across the country to match the nation's classrooms with the federal government's gently used information technology hardware. This equipment is often only three years old but still has a long useable life.

The program was established by President Bill Clinton.

For more information on the program visit www.computersforlearning.gov.