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Dougherty County's new School Superintendent challenged some community leaders to get more involved in education.

Dr. Joshua Murfree spoke to the Albany Rotary club and encouraged members to stop kids they see who aren't in school and ask why they're not in class.

Murfree says he plans to visit every school this fall to observe what's going on classrooms.

He fielded questions from the group including some about the controversy over his hiring and the ongoing CRCT investigation.  

"When I look at the questions and the statements that were covered, our consultant gave enough information to really cover that, but I'm going to make sure that they are satisfied, because we've got to move to the next level when we see what happened in the past, as I've told people we can't dwell in the past, but I allow people to ask that question today but if we keep dwelling in the past we can't get to the future," Murfree said.

He also explained to rotary members that he plans to integrate technology like cell phones into education.

He says he welcomes people to stop by his office if they have a concern about our schools.