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      Worth County Board of Education to grandfather MCLB Albany students

      Marine Corps Logistics Base leadership and Worth County educators came to a tentative agreement, pending school board approval, to grandfather currently enrolled students and continue to work toward a solution for future enrollment of military children in Worth County schools today in a teleconference between the two parties. / File


      The following press release has been issued by Marine Corps Logistics Albany:

      Marine Corps Logistics Base leadership and Worth County educators came to a tentative agreement, pending school board approval, to grandfather currently enrolled students and continue to work toward a solution for future enrollment of military children in Worth County schools today in a teleconference between the two parties.

      "We are encouraged by the dialogue today with Worth County and are grateful of their decision to grandfather our military children currently enrolled in their schools," Col. Donald J. Davis, commanding officer, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, said. "We look forward to working with them to find the right solution for the way ahead in future school years. Their personal care and concern for the student's well-being and educational success truly guided their decision and we are very appreciative to their educators and all educators in Dougherty, Lee and Worth counties for the options they extend to our military students."

      Memorandums of Agreement are maintained with surrounding counties and their respective school systems to afford options to military dependents of school age to enroll in and attend area public schools. The ability to have options provides students with the opportunity to get the best education possible, directly contributing to the success of local communities, counties and the country; as the children are the future.

      "I would like to personally thank our local educators, the local communities, counties and the city of Albany. We sustain our strong personal and professional relationships, those established and maintained since 1952, through our communication efforts toward the greater good and today was an example of just that," Davis said.


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