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04/04/07

First ESPLOST Check in Hands of School District

Dr. Lockamy at Wednesday's meeting. Dr. Lockamy at Wednesday's meeting.

The first check for ESPLOST is in the hands of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and the board is ready to start moving forward.

At Wednesday's board meeting, superintendent Dr. Thomas Lockamy talked about some changes he is planning, starting with the Woodville-Tompkins Career and Technical Education programs.

He's says after evaluating the overall management of the programs, he is unsatisfied and ready to make sweeping changes.

"I have not been pleased with the program and I do not think we're moving in the right direction," said Dr. Lockamy. "I have completely reorganized that department and have declared all positions vacant."

This month, the school district received a little more $4 million from ESPLOST, which is about 4 percent less than what it expected.

They are still continuing with new construction and modifying other schools. Work on two new schools will start as early as the end of this year.

Reported by: Christy Hutchings, chutchings@wtoc.com

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