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NEISD given 70+ backpacks for transition program

NEISD Special Education given 70+ backpacks for transition programOn Friday, August 24, the NEISD Special Education department received a visit from Kellie Lewis of Healthways, who delivered more than 70 backpacks for students in the Community Based Vocational Instruction programs at our high schools. Students will use these as they go into the community to work.

There are about a dozen students at each campus who will use these backpacks as part of their vocational education. They will use them to carry their bottled water, lunches, and job uniforms, if needed. According to Beth Powell, NEISD transition coordinator, this allows the program to replicate work environments.

The Community Based Vocational Instruction program is a vocational program that allows students to work at job sites in their community with assistance from a job coach. The goal is for the students to become independent employees.

NEISD Special Education given 70+ backpacks for transition program

Individuals (left-right): Estella Martinez (Churchill teacher), Greg Hilbig (Churchill teacher), Kellie Lewis (Site Leader for Healthways), Amy Colbert (MacArthur teacher), Beth Powell (NEISD Transition Coordinator).

Posted on August 28, 2012