Local students are getting their book bags ready and will kick off the new school year on Friday.
Currently, 2,920 students are enrolled in the Banks County School System. A total of 650 are registered at the primary school. 650 are registered at the elementary school. 720 are registered at the middle school and the remaining 900 are registered at the high school.
The school system will open under the direction of the new superintendent, Stan Davis.
Nancy Bentley will serve as the principal at BCES this year. Bentley transferred from BCMS to take the position at the elementary school. Hank Ramey, former principal at Chicopee Woods in Hall County, will be the new principal at BCMS.
High school students will see renovation work going on at the track at the high school stadium. The work is expected to be complete within the next few months.