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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County School Board members formally voted Monday night to accept nearly $1.2 million in grant money designed to improve the quality of teachers.

The system had to submit a detailed application for how the money will be spent. That includes hiring new teachers, paying recruitment and retention bonuses, and paying for continuing education.

DCSS Finance Director Kenneth Dyer said, "It goes to help improve teacher quality through professional learning, professional development, reducing class sizes so that teachers can be more effective in the classroom."

The money comes from federal Title II grants which are designed to improve education by helping prepare, train, and recruit high quality teachers.

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