Mary Alice Reporting – Students in the Garaway School District go back on August 21st and will see new English/Language Arts curriculum.

Building improvements were a key summer time activity for the school with a new parking lot, new roofs, and cosmetic work.

Garaway Superintendent Jim Millet adds that video surveillance has been installed as a safety measure to their 7th through 12th grade building.

He notes that the position of school safety official is also new, with long-time employee Jason Wallick stepping into the role to provide overall security to the buildings.

“He’ll be working with students on protective behaviors, connection with them, and connecting them with mental health agencies. Providing them with a physical protective factor.”

The theme for the upcoming year, Difference Maker, places emphasis on students, teachers, parents, and the community to make a difference in life.

Millet says parents will see no additional fees, especially in the cafeteria.

“Full lunch has remained at $3 for middle and high school students. $2.75 for our elementary students. A few years ago we added a grab-n-go breakfast, that’s $1.75 across the district.”

A new video scoreboard will also debut, which was gifted through the schools booster club and private donors.

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