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Certificates suspended for DCSS teachers

Tommy Coleman Tommy Coleman
Two Dougherty County teachers could lose their jobs after their certificates were suspended for a year.

The Professional Standards Commission issued suspensions for Yolanda Bryant and Stephanie Harvey, who both taught at Lamar Reese Elementary.

They're accused of providing false information to obtain free school meals in 2011. Both teachers were originally suspended by the school system, but now they could be terminated.

"You cannot perform the obligations under your contract and therefore you breached the contract so to speak. Maybe it wasn't what you wanted to do, but you cannot perform the contract therefore we would be terminating you from your employment," said Tommy Coleman, the DCSS attorney.

Bryant and Harvey are being given notice of the possible termination.

Like all teachers, they have rights to a fair dismissal hearing. The board is expected to vote after the hearing, if they request one.

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