(WICHITA, Kan.) — In August, the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office started a new education program for the inmates in the county jail.
The GED program for inmates had been cut during the budget process over the summer. Afterwards, the South Central Kansas Education Service Center asked if it could help.
Executive Director Brad Pepper and Diploma Completion Coordinator Sue Noland met with administrators and proposed an alternative to the GED program. The new contract was completed in early November between USD 259 and South Central Kansas Education Service.
Each enrolled inmate will be considered a student in the district and studies toward their diploma will be funded by the state.