ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A proposed school referendum could soon allow the state to take control of failing schools.
Voters will have an opportunity to place their input on this during the November elections.
WALB spoke with State Representative Darlene Taylor who said the referendum could help push the schools to improve.
"That's the goal is to make them viable and get them out of whatever is causing them to fail and get them back up to where they need to be to meet the standards. Then let the community take them over," said Taylor.
There is a town hall meeting Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at Dougherty High. The public is welcome to attend.