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Effingham County students heading back to classroom

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EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Effingham County students will head back to class on Thursday. 

Superintendent Randy Shearouse tells WTOC there aren't a whole lot of changes, but there will be a few new faces. 

"We do have more and more students moving in that do speak a different language besides English, so we have hired additional staff to take care of those students moving in," the Effingham County Superintendent said. 

Dr. Shearouse says recent job fairs have been a success. Math and science departments are fully-staffed, but some special education teachers are still needed. 

Teachers will be welcoming around 100 new students district wide.

Thursday is a busy one, their website saying the Transportation Department is receiving a whole lot of calls. They are asking people to try and call back later if they can't get through.

The Assistant Superintendent told us what he hopes to get from parents this year.

"I encourage our parents to be involved," said Dr. Yancy Ford, Assistant Superintendent, Effingham County. "I certainly think it's so important that the school and the community along with the parents and all stakeholders come together and work together so that our students can succeed."

Dr. Ford saying despite the bumps, students are happy and positive to be back in class.

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