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More area students kick off new school year

EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

More students are having their summer vacation come to an end on Wednesday, as three more counties around the area head back to school to kick off the new year. 

Students in Effingham, Liberty and Emanuel counties are all returning to the classroom for another exciting school year. 

Lots of kids woke up Wednesday nervous but excited for their first day. 

There are three middle schools, three high schools and six elementary schools in the Effingham County school district, and they are all starting back to school on Wednesday. 

New this year, Effingham County schools are focusing on ditching paper and going digital -- Click here to find out more.

There's aslo a big push throughout the state to get kids reading at a higher level.

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says they are doing even more this year to ensure safety of drivers and pedestrians by stepping up patrols in school zones. 

The Sheriff's Office shares the following safety tips for pedestrians and drivers:

  • Always cross on marked crosswalks
  • Be alert for bicyclists
  • Never pass another vehicle that has stopped or is slowing down at a crosswalk. 

So the overall message is just to take it slow and be safe out there as students head back to school.

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