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School board discusses CRCT; approves facilities plan

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County School leaders want first and second graders to practice with Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, even though the state will no longer administer tests in those grades.

School board members said they want to put practice exams online so that teachers and parents can work with their kids to prepare them for CRCT's that they must pass in third grade.

The state cut out the first and second grade testing for this school year to save money.

The Dougherty County School System also plans a full-scale review of its facilities to make sure they're up to par.

Board members agreed to develop a five-year facilities master plan. The last major study was done around the time of the 1994 flood when many buildings were in desperate need of repair.

The board will put out bids for a consultant to create the facilities plan. They hope it will be finished by March.

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