Friday, August 23, 2013
Schools in Georgetown County opened for the 2013-14 term Wednesday and, with the exception of traffic and parking problems, it seemed to be a smooth start for the districtís 9,200 students.
District officials say the schools are fully staffed when the final needed teacher was hired Tuesday.
They said 78 buses have been on the roads this week throughout the county. Four of the buses, designed for special needs students, are brand new.
One change that will be noticed is a new sign-in system for visitors to any of the schools. The district has contracted with Ident-a-Kid which requires a driverís license or some other form of ID to be presented which is scanned into a computer database. The information is matched with the National Sex Offender Registry to make sure the visitor is not on the list.
These are some of the photos taken by the Georgetown Times staff and submitted by readers from the first day of classes.
See more pictures in this Friday's print edition and on the Georgetown Times Facebook page.