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Education grant keeps teachers in the classroom

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Dougherty County Schools will get 2.9 million dollars to keep teachers in the classrooms.

The money was approved by President Obama last month and the school will get two payments in September and October. Board members may decide to hold onto the money until they find out what additional cuts the school system may face after the first of the year.

"We understand there are potential cuts of at least two percent maybe up to four percent in January midterm on the QBE grants and I also understand the state is looking at scenarios of eight and ten percent cuts for the years of 20011 and 2012," said Robert Lloyd, Dougherty County Schools Executive Director of Finance and Operational Services.

If additional cuts to the schools remain between two and four percent, school officials could look at reinstating some of the systems furlough days.

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