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Grant aims to help adult education students

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

A new $10,000 transportation grant aims to help adult education students complete classes.

The grant enables 50 Beaufort County adult education students get to class. The transportation vouchers will go to students to ride buses or vans operated by Palmetto Breeze. 

The Partnership for Adult Literacy, part of the Together For Beaufort County initiative, received the grant from the Beaufort County Human Services Alliance, according to the Beaufort County School District.

"Transportation is one of the major problems preventing students from continuing with their educational pursuits," said Dr. Juanita Murrell, Adult Education Director for the Beaufort County School District, a statement. "We expect to see an increase in student participation and an increase in the numbers of students who get their GEDs and improve their work-readiness skills."

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