DCSS gets additional funds for professional learning experiences

Sheila Marshall, the Director of leadership Academy, explains how the new funding will be spent.

/ Sean Streicher

The Dougherty County School System now has some more funding to provide professional learning experiences for its teachers.

The state has given the school system and addition $350,000 which brings the Title II A funding to $1.6 million.

These funds are used to provide teacher incentive programs, new teacher recruitment and faculty training.

"Our student will definitely benefit, that increases our graduation rate that increases our success rate from one grade to the next," said Sheila Marshall Director of Leadership Academy.

The funding will also help pay for mentors for new teachers and principals to help them get acclimated to their new job.