January 10, 2014: Sheriff Mc Clain announced today that the Scott County Security Center’s first Adult Education Program was a huge success. The program allows non-violent offenders who are incarcerated at the Scott County Security Center be provided with an opportunity for a better future once released. Through a cooperative agreement between the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and Scott County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC), and with support from the City of Scottsburg, those lacking a high school diploma or a GED are now able to achieve certification in secondary education.
Twenty-Six (26) individuals began the program with eleven (11) of those testing and seven (7) actually obtaining a passing grade allowing them to receive their GED.
Sheriff Mc Clain expressed his satisfaction with the program saying that he was proud of those that participated in the class and that he looked forward to seeing many more obtain their GED.
The Adult Education Program is on-going, and will be offered several more times throughout 2014.