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Monday starts new school year for students in Bryan County

Students arriving for their first day at Richmond Hill High School. (Source: WTOC) Students arriving for their first day at Richmond Hill High School. (Source: WTOC)
RICHMOND HILL, GA (WTOC) -

It's time for students in Bryan County to head back to the classroom.

Monday, Aug. 7 is the first day of school for the district. 

According to Bryan County Schools Facebook page, more than 9,000 students are expected to start school on Monday. This year, they say 514 new students have enrolled for the 2017-18 school year.

There is a new attendance policy in place this year. School officials say students must turn in a medical professional excuse in order for an absence to be excused. Also, students late for school or checked-out more than ten times could be forced to provide proof of residency papers to school administration.

These new changes were put in place ensure that students are getting the most learning time possible for a success school year.

Starting Monday, county residents can expect to see an increase in traffic, especially around school zones. For the next couple of weeks, school officials say they will try to balance bus routes, enroll additional students and fix any other issues that may arise.

For more Bryan County School District information, click here.

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