Henry County superintendent discusses goals as school year kicks off

Henry County superintendent discusses goals, safety as school year kicks off

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — Students and staff in Henry County are headed back to school Monday.

Channel 2's Darryn Moore spoke with the superintendent about the county's goals for the new year and safety enhancements.

This will be Mary Elizabeth Davis' first full year in the district and all eyes are on how she will use the school's budget to improve student experience.

The county hired 325 new teachers for the school year.

Hear from Davis and teachers about the new year, on Channel 2 Action News This Morning starting at 4:30 a.m.

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This year, Henry County recruited experienced teachers and new ones to educate students on every grade level.

The district educates 42,000 students.

Last June, the county approved a record high budget of $380 million. That's an increase of $360 million.

The Henry County School District is the largest employer in the county.