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Perdue increasing classroom numbers

January 12, 2006

Albany-- A growing student population and a plan to reduce class sizes in Georgia schools have the governor proposing millions of dollars in school construction. Governor Perdue is pushing a 383-million dollar bond package to help local districts build new classrooms.

 Dougherty County is expected to get about 4.7 million dollars to help build a new Northwest Albany Elementary School. Lee County should get 2.4 million to help build a new Twin Oaks Elementary School.

"The money is going to be used to construct Twin oaks Elementary School, and it's going to be about two-point three million dollars. Our architects estimated that project, and this is pre-Katrina to be about nine million dollars " said Gary Kelley Lee County Assistant Superintendant. 

The new Twin Oaks site will be next to the current Lee County Middle School. Governor Perdue has also proposed 50-million in bonds for new buses and 14-million in bonds for technical and vocational equipment statewide.

 For a list of counties, projects, and amounts in the bond package go to our website WALB.com

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