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Dougherty Pre-K starts earlier than planned

Dougherty County Preschool students will head back to school sooner than originally scheduled.

School officials announced Friday that the August first school start day will mean the start of school for everyone Pre-K through 12th grade.

A shortened academic year for pre-schoolers because of a cut in state funding pushed their start date back to August 8th.

To avoid confusion, Dougherty County will start them August 1st.

School official say they're also looking for funding to keep those students in school 177 days.

"We're looking to extend that some way, we're looking for creative financing from our business office or whatever we need to do, maybe a grant will come through this years, but we're holding out hope that we can have a full year," said R.D. Harter, DCSS Public Information Director.

Right now, the state is only funding 167 days of Pre-K after significant cuts to the education budget.


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