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New Dougherty Co. school ready for the first day of classes

August 1, 2007

Albany -- Dougherty County students return to school Tuesday. 525 of those students will starting off the year in a brand new school.

Live Oak Elementary on Gillionville Road is the newest of the 16 elementary schools in Dougherty County.

It has 46 instructional classrooms and 30 full-time teachers on staff.

The faculty is looking forward to opening the doors. "It's probably the first contemporary school of it's type, not only in Dougherty County, but in the country," said Bob Fowler, director of facilities for Dougherty County schools. 

"We're real proud of the building; we're real proud of our staff. We can't wait for the children to arrive, so we can share their knowledge," said Principal Ellen Lane.

Live Oak Elementary has a state of the art security system and has six computers in each classroom along with a cafetorium and a rubber-floored gym.

The 90,000 sq. foot school was completed in just over 14 months.

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