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2006 Graduation Ceremony Held for Special Education Students

Learning Program Also Provides Guidance and Encouragement

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Family members and teachers applauded as 14 Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) students were awarded their certificates of completion on May 30. The graduation ceremony was held in the Elk Grove Unified School District's Robert L. Trigg Education Center.

The students are graduates of SCOE's program for high school and young adults with disabilities who are marking the transition to other educational or job-training programs in their local communities. They represent high schools in Elk Grove Unified School District, Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Galt Joint Union High School District, Grant Joint Union High School District, and Natomas Unified School District. Many have received special education and other services from SCOE since they were young children.

"Our students are proof that goals are attainable. However, most times, we can't reach our goals alone. We need strong shoulders to cry on, we need strong people to lean on. We need guidance and encouragement. Parents, teachers, paraeducators, and staff, you provide that much-needed strength," said County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon.

SCOE Assistant Superintendent Robin Pierson praised all of those involved with the special education program. For more about SCOE special education services, call (916) 228-2382.

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