School’s in and it’s time again for backpacks, pencils (or laptops), lunchrooms and classroom after classroom of eager students ready to learn, we hope. It’s also the time of year again for school lanes packed like sardines with cars and buses dropping off students.
At 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, Stegall Drive in front of Jasper Elementary School was teeming with cars of parents dropping off students, while a Jasper police officer directed traffic, ensuring safety and order. On the opposite side of the school, buses loaded with students were also dropping off passengers, as monitors checked off each of the students names when they exited the bus, confirming those present and ensuring students arrive safely to their classrooms. This process is the same as any other Pickens County school year with two exceptions: the bus routes have changed and class hours for each school are different this year.
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