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DCSS reacts to Amendment 1 vote

Georgia voted "no" on amendment one. (Source: WALB) Georgia voted "no" on amendment one. (Source: WALB)
J.D. Sumner is the DCSS spokesman. (Source: WALB) J.D. Sumner is the DCSS spokesman. (Source: WALB)
Three of the four Dougherty County high schools are now above the state average. (Source: WALB) Three of the four Dougherty County high schools are now above the state average. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Struggling schools in Dougherty County will stay in the hands of the local school board. 

Georgians voted "no" on Amendment One that could have allowed the state to take over failing schools.

A spokesman for the system said there is still a lot of work to do, and principals met this morning to discuss ideas and foster communication. 

The focus will continue to be on literacy and improving system-wide scores on the Georgia milestones. 

"Our position remains the same and that is that we are going to do everything we can to improve education for our kids. We think we are doing that on a daily basis," DCSS spokesman J.D. Sumner said. 

Last week we learned that graduation rates at three of the four Dougherty County high schools are now above the state average. 

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