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      Intervention for DCSS elementary schools

      The Finance and Personnel Committee of the Dougherty County School board held a meeting Wednesday morning.Members moved to the full board a suggestion to hire 20 early intervention program teachers.After doing some testing they realized there are several elementary school students that aren't on the reading and math levels they should be.These teachers will either come into their classrooms during the day or pull them out of class for a 45 minute session to help get them up to speed with their other classmates.The hiring of these teachers is expected to cost nearly $1 million but Kenneth Dyer, the DCSS finance director, says most of the funding will be covered by the state.Dyer says right now they're in the process of finding teachers that are not only qualified but are proven to be effective. Dyer says a lot of the people they're looking at hiring are retired teachers.

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