Traffic Expected to Be Crazy for First Day of School in Elbert County

August 15, 2012

Today being the first day of a new school year, and not knowing what to expect, words of advisement come in relief to not only students but worried parents too.

“My advice to everyone is to follow directions of law enforcement and school personnel, and stay calm. This is a new system, and traffic will be slow, but if everybody stays calm; we will get our children to and from school safely.” said Higginbotham.

Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham, one the subject of how parents can make today go as smoothly as possible.

Higginbotham also mentioned law enforcement will be present to help with traffic flow.

“Members of the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department and Elberton Police Department will be on hand both morning and afternoon to help direct parents for the remainder of this week.” said Higginbotham.

Also revisions will be made in the next couple of weeks to make sure everything is running as smoothly as it possibly can.

Bus route information is available on the school website at

By Carmen Flores, WSGC Radio