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The East Greenbush Central School District announced at the public Board of Education meeting on Wednesday evening that it would offer to pay the registration fee for any student who would like to take the Red Cross Advanced Child Care Training. Any Columbia High School student (ages 16 or older) may sign up for this online course by contacting Nicolette Boston at bostonni@egcsd.org or 518-207-2535 by Monday, August 17.

The district will compile a list of interested students and pay the $45.00 fee for each student. The Red Cross will then notify students of when they can take the online training. A certificate of completion will be issued.

The rationale for providing this training for free is to help families in the community with any child care needs due to the current pandemic while also giving work and community service opportunities to students.