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Local schools to reopen on Friday morning

When the school bell rings Friday morning, approximately 4,600 students are expected to return to classrooms in Grady County’s seven public schools.
“I’m projecting a beginning enrollment of 4,664, but we probably won’t have quite that many Friday because some students will wait until Monday to report back,” Grady County School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard said Tuesday.
Grady County educators have been busy all week preparing for the the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
At the start of every new school term there are kinks to work out and routines to be reestablished. School system officials are reminding the community to be patient and to watch out for children walking to and from school, boarding and exiting buses and crossing the street.
“Our faculty and staff are ready for students on Friday morning. Please remember that pickup and drop-off at the schools is hectic for about a week. It will get better. Some parents are learning the routine for the first time, others have been doing it for many years. Patience will be required the first few days in the mornings and afternoons,” Dr. Gilliard said.
“We’re all excited about the new year and the opportunities we have to share and care for our students. Welcome to the new school year!” Dr. Gilliard added.

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