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Schools putting stimulus money to work
Federal stimulus funds have enabled Effingham schools to assist students with disabilities with job training. - photo by Photo provided
The Effingham County School System has long realized the need for employability training for students with disabilities and jumped at the chance to use stimulus funding to expand the transition program by hiring two full-time transition facilitators to serve both high schools and all three middle schools.  
The transition facilitators have worked tirelessly to start up a community-based vocational instruction program that is now in its second year. The program provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to get on-the-job training at local businesses.  
“It has provided a unique opportunity for the school system to work hand-in-hand with local businesses in order to provide a pre-trained workforce,” said Wendi Rhodes, transition facilitator at Effingham County High School.
For the complete story see Tuesday's edition of the Herald.