BULLOCH CO., GA (WTOC) - School bells rang Monday morning for plenty of students, as Bulloch and five other South Georgia counties started the new school year.
For some, it was their very first first day of school - a time for parents to record the moment - and probably get a little sentimental. Some arrived on the big yellow buses and others came in with Mom or Dad. For some little ones, this was the first *first* day.
"She's very excited. She hopped right out of bed, got going, and was ready to rock and roll. She's excited to be with her class," said Charanne Pittman, parent.
That was the case at 15 Bulloch County campuses for students at every age. Teachers worked with the youngest on walking in line. For all, it's about getting adjusted to a new grade and a new year.
"Our focus is to get our students settled, get them focused, and get down to business," Charles Wilson, Superintendent.
Bulloch County expects more than 10,000 students for this school year, and they expect to see new students arriving - even into September. For school leaders, it's about getting the first day paperwork done and teaching on Tuesday.
"Traffic's been backed up a little around schools. But, that's to be expected, and the rain's not helping any. It's a smooth opening, everybody's settling in," said Charles Wilson, Superintendent.
The last day of school will be May 27.
Other local counties starting on Monday were Appling, Bacon, Bryan, Candler, Emanuel, Evans, and Screven.