Superintendent Wade Whitney reported to the school board in a recent meeting that he and his staff were excited about the prospect of an increase in student enrollment for the coming year. He said about 100 additional students were expected. In the past the school district has typically enrolled between 4,100 and 4,200 students each fall. Last year enrollment fell as some parents chose to home school because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whitney said many of those students will be returning to the classroom this year as fears of COVID-19 infections ease. Many students new to George County are also expected, Whitney said. These are students whose parents are moving to the county from other areas. George County is experiencing a surge in new home construction and new residents. Whitney added the District would be following state health guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety. Those guidelines will not require students to wear masks.

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