Back to school!
The school year kicks off with traffic at 8:05 a.m. as parents drop off their children at Elbert County Primary School on Washington Highway during a rainy morning.
Elbert County students returned to school Wednesday, Aug. 1.
The Elbert County school system’s five schools – Blackwell Learning Center, Elbert County Primary School, Elbert County Elementary School, Elbert County Middle School and Elbert County Comprehensive High School – were opened for a new year of learning.
The school system was declared “ready” for operation at last week’s Elbert County Board of Education meeting by Director of Facilities Jon Jarvis.
Jarvis said rain had delayed construction of Elbert County’s new athletic track adjacent to the Elbert County Middle School.
Among the changes over the summer were some new safety features at the high school and middle school with secure doors and more camera security.