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Dougherty Co. Schools gain surplus, hope to lose furloughs

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County school officials are facing a good problem: deciding how to spend more money.

Board members got a preview of the 2015 budget Thursday. They will help decide how to spend more than $3 million in federal money recently released by the state.

That money had been frozen because of improper oversight and spending by system administrators.

"We've come a long way," said Dougherty Co. Schools Director of Finance Ken Dyer. "I think we've done a lot to regain the trust and confidence of the people at the state department. Dr. Mosely's leadership with the leadership of the board has really gone a long way to get to that point."

Next year's state budget is expected to include more money for education. Finance officials hope that will allow them to do away with furloughs.

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