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Passport to Excellence program helping students succeed

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Chatham County school board hosted a town hall session on their Passport to Excellence program Wednesday night.

So far, the graduation rate is up over 5% and the dropout rate is going down. They say it's all about giving students options and great environments to achieve.

"It's to give rebirth to public education in this county and it's to give the people, I say, give the people back their schools. To get people more engaged in the life of the schools, and to make the school the center of the community and that is paying off," said Dr. Thomas Lockamy, Superintendent of SCCPSS.

The school board also re-dedicated the Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts.

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