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The idea was put out by Board of Education member Rodney Rodgers and that is to provide graduating seniors with the opportunity to acquire their CDL.
 
People with a CDL are in high demand and School Board President John Blythe says part of the goal of schools is to prepare students to enter the workforce, and this could be another step in that direction.
 
 
Superintendent Curt Nettles says an arrangement of the type proposed is not common. He says a route that could be pursued would be to partner with Richland Community College, who has a CDL offering.
 
 
Nettles indicates a potential agreement with any partner would make a lot of sense because the district has students each year that graduate and quickly join the workforce. 
 
He calls a program like this "very beneficial". 

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