ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A state representative gives his former colleagues on the Dougherty County School Board a report on education bills that passed the General Assembly.
Darrel Ealum spoke at tonight's school board meeting after sending nine letters to the board throughout the session.
He believes a new bill that will allow 9th and 10th graders to take college courses will decrease the high school drop out rate.
"Say a young fellow you know in six, seventh and eighth grade that might be already thinking of dropping out of school because he sees no relevancy in what he's doing," said Rep. Darrel Ealum, District 153. "He's going to be able to focus and say hey if you get to the 9th grade and you get all of those classes you can immediately go into Albany Tech and start taking a meaningful course."
Ealum served four years on the school board before being elected to the state house last year.