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      Fewer furlough days for Dougherty educators

      Students learning in class.

      Just before Christmas, Dougherty County school employees will see a difference in their paychecks.

      In Monday's meeting, school board members voted and approved a measure cutting out one furlough day from this year.

      This means instead of five days, teachers will only have four furlough days this year.

      We want our people working and we want our children having a full day of school for a full year of school and due to budget constraints and state cuts and funds some systems have had as many as ten, said Dr. David Mosely, Interim DCSS Superintendent.

      Also in the meeting, board members approved a grant for $1.2 million in Title II funds.

      The grant will be used to help in teacher development.