ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County School Superintendent wants to cut down on absences, not from students, but teachers.
Dr. David Mosely says the system spends nearly a million dollars a year for substitute teachers.
Mosely says improving attendance among full-time teachers could save a couple hundred thousand dollars a year.
That money could then be used for teaching materials or programs to help students.
"And if we could save 200 or 250, I would be more than willing to give that back to the schools, with instructional supplies," says Dr. David Mosely, Dougherty County SSuperintendent
The system has around 2500 employees.