Back to School for Elbert County

August 12, 2013

The day has finally arrived that many Elbert County students have dreaded, but its back to school time as the first day of school is upon us.

Elbert County Comprehensive High School students will be welcomed back with a freshly renovated building, on the inside at least.

Some work will continue on the school’s roof through the first part of the school year, but Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell says the renovations are going to have a positive impact at ECCHS.

“I think that once you step into the building you are going to have a new feel. I think that what’s important to us is that the effect is going to be a very positive one on the students, and ultimately on their performance while they are at school”, said Bell. “With that in mind, I think its going to have a big impact on the culture there at Elbert County Comprehensive High School.”

At other schools its back to what was familiar last year, and one thing to keep an eye on this year is going to be traffic today.

Major Allen Lee with the Elberton Police Department says they are looking to improve on handling traffic this year.

“We have reviewed the traffic strategy we had in place last year, since it was a transitional for the faculty, students, and for us in law enforcement”, said Lee. “We had a few bumps last year, but we can learn from that and improve it for this school year.”

Lee asks that parents and high school students have some patience this year, as they, along with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, will get them in and out as quick as they can.

He also says that members of the EPD and ECSO will assist with traffic later this afternoon as well.