“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.”
Those words from Spanish philosopher George Santayana ring true as Warren County students prepare for their first day of school Thursday morning. Bell time is 7:45 a.m.
“I’m ready to get back and see the kids,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox. “It’s always good to have summer vacation, but it’s good to get back too."
The biggest changes are taking place at Warren County High School where a new block schedule is being implemented. Students will take a total of eight classes for the year, but only attend four, 90-minute classes per day. They will alternate classes every other day.
“The high school has gone to an academy mode,” said Cox. “We’re starting a freshman academy this year and gradually adding in career and college-ready academies as we go along.”
It’s the third and final year for a federal program that provides free breakfast and lunch to all Warren County students, regardless of income. Cox said he hopes the program is extended for at least a fourth year, but that has yet to be determined.
As for final thoughts as some 6,000 students prepare to return to 11 schools, Cox reminds parents to be patient when it comes to traffic and said congestion will ease after the first couple weeks.