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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The principals at Albany and Dougherty High Schools found out Monday night they'll keep their jobs.

But that could change next month.

The school system will learn in June whether it will get millions of dollars in federal money to turn around the under-performing schools.

If it does get the grants, those principals must be removed.

Until they know for sure, board members want to keep the principals.

"The awards of those grants won't be forthcoming until June. That could have an impact on the operation of two high schools. We don't have information on that yet, so we had to go with what we knew, presuming we will not get the grants," said Board Chairman David Maschke.

The school board must fire or reassign the principals if they get the grants.

To keep their jobs, teachers would have to undergo special training and prove they have what it takes to help turn the schools around.

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