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Schools expand driver's ed program
New Drivers Ed car
SEHS driver’s ed student Tommy Diego prepares to take the wheel in the school’s new Chevy Uplander. - photo by Photo provided

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.

According to Roni Edenfield, instructional supervisor at South Effingham High School, the new van has allowed SEHS to add an additional teacher to the school’s driver’s education course offerings and to increase the number of students who will receive on-the-road driving experience as part of the course.  

In addition, adding the Chevy Uplander to the school’s driver’s ed program has aided both high schools in helping students meet the state’s teenage driving requirements which requires teenage drivers to have a certain number of supervised driving hours before they can attain their driver’s license.