Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey said they are ready to go on this first day.
"We have had our teachers and administrators and staff working very hard to get ready for our students and we are excited about getting a great year started," said Dorsey
This is the first full school year in Stephens County for Dorsey
, who started in his
position in May.
is excited to get his
first full school year underway.
"I am extremely pleased to be able to get back involved with our students, seeing them do their student achievement, making progress in their classroom studies," said Dorsey
said becoming a charter system will provide opportunities for the school system and its students.
"With all initial start-ups, there is a period of learning, so we will be going through some training sessions with our school governance teams, making sure they are up to date on proper protocols and laws and the ways that they will be able to operate," said Dorsey
"Then we look forward to being able to expand the opportunities for our students so that they are able to learn more and be able to do more.
We want to see performers and kids that are for the next level."
In addition, schools in Georgia are facing a new testing format with what the state is calling the "Georgia Milestones" test.
said that will be an adjustment for Stephens
County schools and others across the state.
"It is a big change, but we know that our staff is ready and will step up to that challenge," said Dorsey
also encouraged people to be patient on the roads and allow for extra time to get to school or wherever they may be headed.