Barrow County Schools began the new school year Monday with a trimmed budget, fewer bus routes, and a new energy policy.
But its Superintendent Wanda Creel said the 12,152 students got to school, the transportation changes went smoothly, and the day went great.
“The new routes went very well for the first day of school,” she said. “All of our schools and the Transportation Department worked very well and quickly to solve issues that arose with students.
“We did several double backs to pick up students, but only one of them was a routing issue.”