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Students wear purple to salute military classmates

The Georgia State school superintendent has invited schools to honor military children. (Source: WALB) The Georgia State school superintendent has invited schools to honor military children. (Source: WALB)
DCSS Spokesperson J.D. Sumner (Source: WALB) DCSS Spokesperson J.D. Sumner (Source: WALB)
Along with the rest of the state, Dougherty County school system allows military families to pick what schools their children attend. (Source: WALB) Along with the rest of the state, Dougherty County school system allows military families to pick what schools their children attend. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Georgia State school superintendent has invited schools to honor military children.

April marks the month of the military child.

State School Superintendent Richard Woods is asking each district to designate a day or week to wear purple.

The Dougherty County school district will partner with the Marine Corp Logistics Base (MCLB) on some events later in the month. 

DCSS currently works with MCLB when new military families move to town.

School staff provide support to ensure their kids are comfortable when they start school.  

"Make sure again that they don't fall through the cracks, that they're adjusting right, that they aren't warning signs that they're lonely or isolated or kind of not fitting in. All of that is something this month brings awareness too," said DCSS Spokesperson J.D. Sumner. 

There are 30,000 children of military families in Georgia's public schools. 

Along with the rest of the state, Dougherty County school system allows military families to pick what schools their children attend.

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