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School leaders meet with legislators

Superintendent Dr. David Mosely Superintendent Dr. David Mosely
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County School Board members met with the area's legislative delegation Thursday to talk about some key issues.

The summit focused on challenges facing the school system and education in Georgia. Interim Superintendent Dr. David Mosely says over the past 10 years, the Dougherty County system has lost about $80 million in funding.

He says the state needs to address funding and class size to improve education.

"We shared our desire for lowering the people to teacher ratio in grades K through 3. We know we can teach them to read if we keep the class sizes down. And reading by the third grade is just critical."

The annual legislative summit is to help state leaders understand challenges in individual communities.

The lawmakers also met with Albany and Dougherty County leaders.

 

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