CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Community leaders from Charleston County got together Monday afternoon at the brand new Memminger Elementary to kick off the school year.
One of their goals was to encourage parents to be involved as students head back to school.
Superintendent Dr. Nancy McGinley said it is important for parents with little kids to be at bus stops with their children before and after school. This is to help avoid any confusion with catching the school bus.
The county will have more than 45,000 students this year.
Dr. McGinley said, "So parents we need you. We need you as partners not only on the first day but throughout the year."
Mayor Riley among others also encouraged parents to take an active role in their child's education.
Dr. McGinley said, "If you need any help before the first day our hotline is open and that number is 937-6366. If you need help with uniforms transportation, lunches or anything there's no excuse to not have your child in school. If you need help we are here to give it to you."