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CHILDERSBURG, Alabama – Alabama Rep. Ben Robbins (R-District 33), Childersburg Mayor Ken Wesson and others were on hand Monday afternoon, May 16, as a check for 9 $000 was presented to the Talladega County School System (TCS).

The check, obtained through a grant from Representative Robbins, will be used to fund improvements to the system’s building construction and agroscience programs.

For the building construction program, which was established in August 2018 but limited to students at Lincoln, Munford and Talladega Central, this additional funding will help purchase new equipment and supplies.

Currently, the plan for the school system is to expand the program to begin including students from Childersburg, BB Comer, Fayetteville and Winterboro in the fall semester later this year.

As for the agroscience program, the money will be used to move the greenhouse currently located on the WInterboro campus in Childersburg. Additionally, the introduction of the greenhouse to the Childersburg High campus will bring new nursery and greenhouse production classes to the program.

The two programs for southern schools in the TCS system — Childersburg, BB Comer, Fayetteville and Winterboro — will hold classes on the Childersburg campus going forward.