Tuesday, August 6, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
For students who attend Gwinnett County Public Schools, summer is officially over.
This morning marks the first day of the new school year when 1,900 school buses begin transporting more than 126,000 students and Gwinnett roads become a little busier. This year’s projected enrollment is 166,667, which includes 1,691 new students.
Some of those students will attend schools where eight new principals began the year, including seven at elementary schools.
Three high schools have new start times. Berkmar High now begins at 7:08 a.m., while Shiloh High now starts at 7:10 a.m. and Dacula High at 7:15 a.m.
Lunch prices are 25 cents more than last year. The new lunch prices are $2.25 for elementary and $2.50 for middle and high school.
In the classroom, students at 33 schools in five pilot clusters — Archer, Berkmar, Duluth, North Gwinnett and Shiloh — will participate in the district’s eCLASS initiative which is an integration of technology that is designed to enhance student engagement and the teaching and learning process.