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Community gives opinions of proposed career academy

Dougherty County school leaders are getting community input as they decide whether to try to start a career academy.

Business leaders met with the Dougherty County School System Charter Schools Steering Committee Tuesday to discuss the merits of a career academy. 

Its ultimate goal would be to make students more "work-ready" when they graduate. 

One school board member says another Georgia career academy is showing results.

"The area we are actually bringing this from is Coweta County and 100% of their graduates go on to higher education or the job force, but they do go somewhere. It's 100% placement in Coweta County and that's our ultimate goal," said Committee Chairperson Velvet Riggins.

Officials say if the charter school is approved, hopefully it will be up and running in three years.


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