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County school board meets, plans for grant

By By ANNA M. LEE Assistant Editor
The Escambia County School Board met Thursday at its Brewton office to discuss several items of business.
The first item on the agenda was a presentation by Jane Henderson with the Escambia-Brewton Career Technical Center. Henderson presented the board with gifts in appreciation of their service to the school system.
Henderson also showed a video from the Escambia-Brewton Career Technical Center and announced that beginning next week she would be visiting eighth graders in the county to indroduce them to the center.
The school board also approved an equipment bid in the amount of $29,535, to be awarded to Goodwin Brothers, Inc.
There was discussion among the board about a grant that would provide funds to allow students to participate in community service on Saturdays as a disciplinary measure.
The board has received verbal approval of the grant, which would be renewable for three years, and plans are being made to begin the program March 1.