In a burglary some time over Memorial Day weekend, from a cabinet at Alta Heights Magnet School, an elementary school on Napa's east side.
Authorities said the computers were worth $1,000 apiece and each had $500 worth of software, adding up to a $45,000 hit for the school district, for information.
Thursday, Wells Fargo announced a $15,000 grant to help Alta Heights replace the stolen laptops.
According to a press release from the bank,
The company is also making an appeal to other local businesses and members of the community to show their support and raise additional funds.
“Wells Fargo is passionate about supporting the communities where we live and work, and supporting our local schools,” said Greg Morgan, president of Wells Fargo’s North Bay market.
“With this $15,000 grant, our goal is to kick-off a strong fundraising effort for the school, and ask others in the community to join us in helping elementary school students regain access to technology so they can flourish.”
Alta Heights Magnet School has a magnet focus on math, art, science and technology.
“I want to thank Wells Fargo for coming forward to help the students from Alta Heights Magnet School,” said Matt Manning, principal of Alta Heights Magnet School.
“It’s wonderful to know that in times when terrible circumstances strike, the community can rally for the benefit of our children.”
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