The Dougherty County School System is reaching out to Marine parents at MCLB. It's the right thing to do, and it's reaping benefits.
Even before the fiasco in Worth County, where the school board initially voted no longer to accept Marine kids then reversed course, the Dougherty County school board passed a new military friendly policy.
It allows Marine parents to choose which school they want their children to attend, if they don't think the school for which they are zoned is the best fit.
Last week, representatives from every school in the county answered questions at a back to school forum on the base. Interim Superintendent Dr. David Mosely says since then, at least ten families who live on the base have decided to enroll their children in Dougherty County Schools.
It's important for us to support our military families every chance we get. This outreach also strengthens ties between the base and the community, which could serve Albany well if another round of base closings comes up.
And it's another sign that our school system is making serious efforts to get back on track after some troubled times.