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      Homeless students set to reach a high

      Dougherty County School System officials began counting the number of homeless children two weeks ago. / File


      Dougherty County school officials have identified over 200 students within the school system who are considered homeless.

      The homeless liaison for the school system says after the count period is over they expect the number of homeless students to rise to over 500 or tilt over last year's number of 800 students.

      Dougherty County School System officials began counting the number of homeless children two weeks ago.

      Children classified as homeless are those who are living in shelters, hotels or other transitional housing.

      Worth County school leaders have identified 15 students who do not have a permanent home. In Lee County there are 336 students living without a permanent address.

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