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Back to basics for Brunswick students


Brunswick County students settled back in Tuesday, and began to adjust to school post-state budget cuts.

There’s nothing like jumping head first into the school year.

Wes Coward has been teaching at North Brunswick High for nearly twenty years. He’s looking forward to a fresh start this year. “It’s one of the better faculties I’ve seen; everybody seems to be pretty motivated.”

North Brunswick, along with other county schools, has felt the trickle down affect of the state budget cuts.

Now, they’re trying to work with less while continuing to raise their education standards.

“There’s a very good chance that we wont be able to provide the same level of after school care that we’ve done in the past, we’re going to try to, and our teachers are great about just tightening their belts, to make sure our kids are served,” said North Brunswick Principal Bob Grimes.

Down the street at Town Creek Schools, the kids were settling into a brand spanking new facility and shiny new desks and lockers.

“It’s really big, and lots of new colors, and new students and I’m just really impressed by it,” said third grader Brock Totten.

After a controversial redistricting project sprinkled Brunswick students in different schools, the first day back, surprisingly went off without a hitch.

“Its exciting, it’s been an exhilarating day, the parents, the students the staff. They are all excited about the opening of the new school and we’re just having an excellent time today, getting acclimated, to the school,” said Town Creek Principal Helen Davis.

According to Davis, the budget cuts haven’t made their way to their community yet, however they are prepared to continue to create a positive environment for their students.

Some Brunswick County schools were also adjusting to school uniforms today.

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videoBrunswick County students settled back in Tuesday, and began to adjust to school post-state budget cuts.

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