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Adult ed at Calhoun receives $875,000

By Bayne Hughes
hughes@decaturdaily.com · 340-2432

Calhoun Community College received $875,000 for adult education at Thursday’s state Board of Education meeting.

The college got $500,000 for construction and renovations of the program’s facilities at Calhoun’s Huntsville campus.

The college uses a portion of the old Chrysler building at Research Park. Calhoun President Marilyn Beck said the money will allow the college to use more of the building.

A series of $75,000 grants will fund:

  • Adult education reading materials for 14 area libraries.

  • Classes at area Episcopal churches for low-level students to non-readers who need additional instruction to prepare them for the General Education Diploma.

  • Advertising and marketing.

  • A program to move students better prepared to earn their GED quickly through adult education and into work-force training.

  • Critical needs grant for adult education at Limestone Correctional Facility.

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