Barrow County schools expect to educate about 13,200 students during the 2013-14 school year that begins Wednesday, Aug. 7. That’s a little more than during the school year that ended in May.
The biggest news in the local school system this fall is the opening of Bear Creek Middle School on Jefferson Street in Statham That facility replaces Winder-Barrow Middle School. The ribbon cutting ceremony was Tuesday afternoon.
Working with local students will be more than 100 new teachers and administrators. Eight open positions for certified employees had not been filled as of Tuesday afternoon.