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Dougherty County teachers on the job despite furloughs

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Tuesday was the first of three furlough days for Dougherty County School teachers, but many of them showed up for work anyway.

More than a dozen teachers showed up for work at Dougherty High School. History teacher Will Davis spent the day putting finishing touches on his classroom. He says the first day of class sets the tone for the entire year that's why it's has to be near perfect.

"Yeah, it's an unpaid day but I look at it this way, I'm preparing for someone who possibly going to be a millionaire, who's mind I'm going to shape, to change their life so. that's what my job is, it's not just a fiduciary responsibility it's more of a responsibility of the heart," said Will Davis, Dougherty High U.S. History & Government Teacher.

The first day of classes in the Dougherty County School System is Wednesday, August 5, 2009. Teachers will take two more furlough days between now and December. They'll come on days that were scheduled for teacher planning, so they won't interfere with classroom time.


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