Education briefs

November 21, 2012 

Peach schools snag USDA grant

Peach County schools recently received a nearly $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grants program, which will help the school provide students with locally grown produce once or twice a week.

The USDA announced winners Nov. 14, giving $4.5 million to 68 projects in 37 states and Washington, D.C.

With the funds, Peach County schools hope to improve food service, obtain locally produced foods, better educate students about healthy eating and promote its farm to schools program, according to a news release.

School board member honored for service

Houston County school board member Toby Hill was presented a plaque at the Nov. 13 board meeting in honor of his service. Hill has been a member of the board since January 2005, serving eight years as the District 7, at-large representative. He also served as vice chairman in 2009, 2010 and 2011. His term expires Dec. 31, 2012. He did not seek re-election. Dave McMahan will take his place on the board.

-- Staff reports

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