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School board gets outside help

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Dougherty County School Board members will spend the next two days pouring over everything from test scores to graduation rates to get a better handle on the state of Dougherty County Schools.

Board members brought in a specialist from Gwinnett County to help them interpret the school system's numbers.

In some areas, the system has improved graduation and retention rates. But in areas such as science, math, and social studies, board members say there's plenty of room for improvement.

"The intent here was to really bring the board up to speed on the actual status of the schools systems from top to bottom, K through 12, and to identify areas where we're seeing good progress and successes and also to identify areas that need additional attention," said DCSS School Board Chairman David Maschke.

Board members will meet again Thursday at 1:00 to continue the discussion.


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