ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Westover High School will get additional state funding after test scores dropped.
Dougherty County school superintendent David Mosely is requiring Westover to accept the Title I money which is used to support academically struggling students.
"We were disappointed in their test scores, I know they were disappointed. But this is just a remedy to help them help themselves," said Mosely.
All Dougherty County schools are title one eligible based on the number of children at or below the poverty level. Westover High has never the funding because of its high student achievement results, but Mosely says this should be a positive change.
"A lot of good schools have a lot of poor kids. And so I don't see that as a stigma, I see that as an opportunity to help those children and that should be the goal of everybody," explained Mosely.
Westover could receive at least $250,000 in Title I funds next school year.
Robert Cross Middle School and Lincoln and Lake Park Elementary Schools are the only schools that do not receive Title I funds.