DOCO to move Gnet program to Sherwood Acres Elementary

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - There is new information about where a Dougherty County school for special needs students will be housed.

The school board approved an architect to add an addition onto Sherwood Acres Elementary school on Wednesday.

The facilities director said after talking with the state board of education local officials decided it's best to move the G-nets students from the Sylvandale location to an elementary school.

Students in the Pre-K program at Sylvandale will move to the old Magnolia Elementary school which will now be an early childhood education site.

"They will get awarded contracts this week and get started on the work. Our goal is to get these projects bid this spring, maybe February or March, and then get the word done as quickly as possible," said the DCSS facilities service director Bob Fowler.

Just before the beginning of this school year, the state ordered the system to move the G-Nets students, saying the facility wasn't up to par.

Officials hope the new buildings will be ready at the start of next school year.

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