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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 8:00am

Dougherty Schools Faces Federal Scrutiny

Updated: 1 year ago.
The Georgia Board of Education announced it wants federal authorities to take a closer look at how the Dougherty County School System manages federal funding. Officials say the district's financial management will likely be scrutinized for the next five years. (Photo Courtesy of Casey Carpenter via Flickr.)

The Georgia Board of Education announced it wants federal authorities to take a closer look at how the Dougherty County School System manages federal funding.

State education officials scolded the district over how it managed $6 million in Title 1 funds. The money is intended to assist disadvantaged students.

State education officials put a hold on as much as $15 million in federal funding and have asked the U.S. Inspector General's office for help.

Officials say the district's financial management will likely be scrutinized for the next five years.