Following their December visit to South Effingham High School, the Savannah Chapter of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Georgia Department of Education has deemed that SEHS has passed the 37 industry certification standards/criteria and will be certified for the next five years.
The Effingham County Board of Education was recognized for having all of its elementary and middle schools meet the criteria to receive a Dance, Dance Revolution system as a part of the Live Healthy Georgia program.
Georgia Southern University launched EAGLE ALERT, an upgraded emergency messaging system designed to provide students, faculty and staff with immediate updates during emergency situations. The University will use the upgraded system as part of its existing emergency response plan.
As part of a $274,400 state grant that the Effingham County School System received last fall, both local high schools have been able to expand their driver's education programs. A portion of the grant money was used to purchase two new Chevrolet Uplander's for use at each high school.
Since the economic downturn in 2008, the Effingham County School System periodically has asked the state for waivers to the guidelines on how its money can be spent and how many students its classes can have.
Armstrong State University's College of Education will host "It's All About M.E." (master of education), a graduate education fair for those interested in earning a master's education degree in one year.