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August 19--  The Vidalia school board has followed through on its promise to help fund the Vidalia Learning Center.

At its August meeting, the board okayed $50,000 to assist the after-school program for 150 children of working parents during this school term.  Toombs County Family Connection runs the program and is applying for federal funds to operate the program next school term.

In other actions the board:

*  Okayed a $19,000 bid from Triton Security of Vidalia for additional security cameras at Vidalia High School and is planning on spending up to $90,000 in state funds for cameras at the other three schools in the system.

*  Authorized an $8,000 purchase of two heating and cooling systems from the Mingledorf Company of Savannah.