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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A group that focuses on keeping kids in school wants to expand. It's asking the Daughtery County School Board to help.

Project Shield volunteers have helped cut down on tardiness and unexcused absences at Turner Elementary School.

The CEO wants to expand to other schools and tackle other issues including truancy and suspension.

"We want to look at anything that has to do with students' behavior within the school and anything that can enhance their academic progress," said Project Shield CEO, Prince Edwards.

Albany State University started Project Shield in 2008. Group members hope the school board will provide funding to allow them to grow the program.

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