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Continue improving

Published 10:00pm Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Beaufort County Schools and Beaufort County Community College just keep getting better and better.
Much of that improvement is because of the people at the helm and their willingness to work together to provide opportunities for local students.
BCCC President Barbara Tansey and Beaufort County Schools Superintendent Don Phipps regularly meet and have developed a partnership that will only benefit Beaufort County residents.
One major hurdle for the group is transportation. If the school system could fund a midday school bus that would allow high-school students to attend morning classes at the high school then take advanced courses at the college, the college would offer more courses relevant to vocations, said Phipps during this week’s Workforce Partnership Committee meeting.
It is nice to see that despite shrinking budgets at both levels, the school system and the college continue to work together and have developed long-range plans.
Here’s hoping the needed funds will follow.

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