Unit #1122, Merced Irrigation District, voted in March to contribute $250 from the union’s Community Fund to support the Merced Adult School open house and awards ceremony, which took place on April 6, 2017. The funds were used to purchase food for the event, and Local 1245 members Craig Tatum and Jerrid Fletcher, both employed at MID, volunteered their time to prepare and serve meals to the attendees.
Merced Adult School offers free classes for people working toward a high school diploma, GED-preparation classes in Spanish and English, and English as a second language (ESL) classes, as well as U.S. citizenship test preparation assistance. The school also provides low-cost career technical education courses that include computer and office technology, solar panel installation and energy auditing class.
Photos provided by Craig Tatum