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School board ponders new start times


Damon Howell / Photo

TURF’S UP - Workers from Deluxe Athletics at the 30-yard mark as they glue lettering to the PHS football field. The  installation is expected to be complete at Dragon Stadium by the end of this week.

“If we could get some drivers we’ll tweak this any way you want, but right now we’re just handcuffed,” says 

operations director."


Like many school systems throughout the state, Pickens must deal with a lack of bus drivers. With that in mind, members of the local board of education are  set to make changes to school start times at their meeting Thursday, May 10th, approving a proposal that will see the high school and junior high start at 7:45 a.m. while the middle school and elementary schools will begin at 8:30.

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