PEP High School, an alternative high school and GED preparation program has received assistance once again with its programs from First United Bank of Sudan.
The bank has helped the school with the replacement of outdated equipment, to make the education of students more in line with other area schools that have the up to date equipment. Students at PEP are typically at risk students and need to be taught in a different manner or need a different setting in which to learn. The school has been that solution for almost 700 students since it was established in 1992 by then Director Fredda Schooler.
The current enrollment at the school is 37 students. According to current director, Judy Williams, the GED program is just getting established and the day care center is open again after having no children for the past several years. PEP educates students from Amherst, Anton, Sudan, Muleshoe, Sundown, Whiteface and Morton. The cost for salaries and operating expenses is shared by each district.
First United Bank, once again sponsored the PEP school and donated new computers, monitors and keyboards for the school so that they could replace old outdated equipment. Williams thanked First United Bank for their generous donation and for “helping our students obtain the education they need.”