First day of school in Coweta goes well

by Celia Shortt

Coweta County’s 2014-2015 school year began on Wednesday, as 22,231 students attended their first day of class.

“The first day of school went very smoothly, and it always amazes me how our students and teachers seem to pick back up with classroom instruction effortlessly, even after the summer break,” said Dean Jackson, public information officer for the Coweta County School System.

The first day’s number is just an attendance count, and Jackson hopes to have a better picture of school enrollment in the next two weeks or by the end of August. He said he expects the school district to add 200 to 300 students through the course of September.

Last year’s attendance on the first day of school was 22,340.

For parents who still need to register their children for school, they will need to go to the school system’s central office at 167 Werz Industrial Drive, off Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard. The office can be reached by phone at 770-254-5551.

Students who are already enrolled in a Coweta County school, including a pre-kindergarten class in the 2013-2014 school year, do not need to register again.

For more information about after-school programs, dress code and other school requirements, parents can go to www.cowetaschools.org.

Bus schedules are available at The Newnan Times-Herald website, www.times-herald.com.



More Local

Poplar Road gas lines struck by lightning during storm

The Coweta County Fire Department responded to a pair of house fires on Poplar Road Tuesday afternoon and were able to control both fires be ... Read More


Behavioral hospital awaits opposition

Last week, Superior Court Judge Emory Palmer ordered the Georgia Department of Community Health to award a Certificate of Need to Vest Newna ... Read More


CVS suspects may be tied to multiple robberies

Coweta County authorities are working with other agencies around metro Atlanta to locate two men suspected of robbing a local 24/7 pharmacy ... Read More


Newnan Council

City divided on changes to code for demolishing structures

Newnan’s process for demolishing historical structures will not be changing yet, as members of the Newnan City Council disagreed on th ... Read More


Two injured in head-on collision

Two drivers were airlifted to an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after two vehicles collided head-on on Highway 154 near Hammock Road. The accident ... Read More

Federal court jury awards $2 million to electrician

A jury in U.S. District Court in Newnan has awarded more than $2 million in a case involving an electrician who was involved in an accident. ... Read More