Dougherty Co. plans to look for "high-quality" teachers

Dougherty Co. plans to look for "high-quality" teachers

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The School Board approved a plan for spending 2.1-million dollars in federal money aimed at improving teacher quality Monday.

The system is expected to lose 30 to 40 teachers before next school year.

Superintendent David Mosely hopes to recruit highly-qualified teachers, especially in some critical subjects.

"Well, we're recruiting all over the country, but we go to a lot of job fairs throughout the South. Math and science is critical. And, we're desperate for good math and science people," said David Mosely, Dougherty Co. Superintendent.

Incentives will include signing bonuses and a retention bonus at the start of a teacher's fourth year.

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