CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – Alabama Rep. Ben Robbins (R-District 33), Childersburg Mayor Ken Wesson, and more were on hand Monday afternoon, May 16, as a $9,000 check was presented to the Talladega County School (TCS) system.
The check, obtained through a grant by Rep. Robbins, will go towards funding improvements to the system’s building construction and agriscience programs.
For the building construction program, which was created in August 2018 but limited to Lincoln, Munford, and Talladega Central students, this additional funding will help purchase new equipment and supplies.
Currently, the plan for the school system is to expand the program to start including Childersburg, B.B. Comer, Fayetteville, and Winterboro students in the fall semester later this year.
As for the agriscience program, the money will be used to move the greenhouse presently located on the WInterboro campus to Childersburg. Also, the introduction of the greenhouse to the Childersburg High campus will bring about new Nursery Production and Greenhouse classes to the program.
Both programs for the south schools of the TCS system — Childersburg, B.B. Comer, Fayetteville, and Winterboro — will hold classes at the Childersburg campus going forward.