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By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County school leaders continue to make reductions to an already tight budget.  

Due to mandates from the state, the school system has already cut $5.7 million from the budget. They're looking to cut even more before the final budget is passed.

School finance leaders say the positive in it all is that they haven't had to fire anyone or implement furloughs. Meanwhile, they're working on plans to reduce costs in other places.

Monday night, the school board voted to move forward with a possible agreement with a company by the name of Energy Education. The company will help the school system reduce energy consumption over a 5-year period to the tune of more than $1-million.

Energy Education says they can help the system save more than $5-million over a 10-year-period.

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