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      DoCo school prepares for an influx of students

      Parents and students once again met at one of the schools affected by the upcoming school closures in Dougherty County on Monday evening, but Jackson Heights Elementary has a different situation than others / Colby Gallagher


      Parents and students once again met at one of the schools affected by the upcoming school closures in Dougherty County on Monday evening, but Jackson Heights Elementary has a different situation than others.

      The school is not losing any students because of the rezoning, but gaining almost 200 more kids and 9 teachers.

      "This is going to put us at capacity as far as the building and it's definitely I would say a challenge, but also it's going to be an advantage," said Principal Brian Simon.

      Simon says while they'll work hard to make sure the addition of students doesn't cause any disciplinary problems, they'll now be able to fully utilize their technology and building.

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