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DCSS transformation infrastructure project kicks off

Maurice Ficklin, Director of Information Technologies Maurice Ficklin, Director of Information Technologies
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

The Dougherty County School System's technology infrastructure will get a major overhaul before next school year.     

The information technology department kicked off the project with an informational meeting Tuesday. The new system will have 40 times the computer memory and will provide high speed internet, better security, and wireless systems to advance communication and teaching.  

"What this is going to do for our school district is it's going to put us at point where we can compete with any school district in this country. It gives our teachers the ability to teach our students in a way that they've never been able to teach before," said Maurice Ficklin.       

The $5.5 million project is funded through with education SPLOST revenue. It is expected to be complete by July 31st.

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