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April 14, 2003

Albany- The Dougherty County School Board approved a resolution to continue to pay any deployed school system employee their regular pay up to 18 days while they're serving overseas.

After that time is up, they'll make up any difference between their regular pay and their military pay. The move will benefit teachers such as Christine Ford who is serving with the 377th Quartermaster National Guard Reserve Unit.

"We were proud to do that for our employees. We know it's a sacrifice they're making. We greatly appreciate that and we wish them well and hope they come home soon," says board member Michael Windom.

Right now, about a half dozen Dougherty County School System employees are on active military duty.

Posted at 9:55 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com

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