The first day of school for more than 12,600 Barrow County students on Aug. 13 produced the usual mix of colorful scenes, with parents snapping photos and waving goodbye to their children, teachers guiding students to their classrooms and young friends reuniting. But day one also resulted in transportation delays. The bulk of those related to elementary school students, with some children arriving home as late as 6 p.m. On Tuesday, school bus arrival and “all-clear” times improved officials said. “We reduced the amount of time students were delivered home today by 30 minutes,” superintendent Wanda Creel said, referencing the 5:30 p.m. all-clear notice to principals on Tuesday. “That’s pretty incredible… By the end of the week, I really do think we'll have most of the issues taken care of.”
For the full story, see the Aug. 15 issue of the Barrow Journal.