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School board candidates square off

July 11, 2006

Albany-- Candidates for Dougherty County school board answered tough questions and tried to convince voters to support them.  

Voters filled the Government Center for a school board candidate forum Tuesday night. The candidates answered questions from panelists including how to improve test scores, how to increase parental involvement and how to handle the loss of school crossing guards.

The forum also allowed candidates to bring up issues they'd like to work on.  

"I'm not really satisfied with the learnings. I'm not satisfied with the test scores. I'm not satisfied with the low parent participation," says District 2 candidate Yaz Johnson.

"Everybody talks about our graduation and tests. We want to see that get a little better. Other than that, I'm satisfied with everything else that we're doing," says District 2 incumbent Milton Griffin.

In the July 18th election, Jack Stone will go against Emily Mcafee in District 4 and Dean Phinazee will go against Mike Windom for the District 6 seat.  

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