• By Mercedes C Parham
  • Friday, January 19, 2018

MCSD Schools Receive Governor’s Office of Highway Safety SADD Grant Awards


Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036

Columbus, GA-- In an effort to involve Georgia students in reducing injury and death to young drivers, the Muscogee County School District is proud to announce that three high schools have been named as recipients of a $6,000 Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

Carver High School, Early College, and Kendrick High School were each awarded the $6,000 SADD grant to enhance their chapter’s activities. The grant will enhance each awarded SADD chapter with the idea that student input into the solution will help alleviate the problem of teen driver fatalities in Georgia.

“The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is committed to changing the tragic trend of teen driver deaths in Georgia,” said GOHS Director Harris Blackwood. “We’re here to make changes and I believe the SADD students can help us achieve the goal of lowering teen driver, crash, injury and fatality rates statewide. Who better to address the challenges and dangers of teen driving than teens themselves? I’m confident these SADD students can convince their peers to be safer, more conscientious drivers.”

The District’s SADD chapters plan to conduct seatbelt checks and driving simulations, in partnership with the Columbus Police Department, implement prom safety campaigns, and other highway safety activities using grant funds.

For more information on how to obtain a SADD grant, contact: Courtney Nelson, Programs & Planning, courtney.nelson@gohs.ga.gov; Office: 404.463.0364; Cell: 603.305.4774.