Superintendent, Dr. Roy Brooks continues his mission to personally meet the parents of every student in Sumter County Schools. At 6:50 a.m., Brooks donned a safety vest and along with Public Relations Director, Mulkey McMichael, began his trek to observe traffic patterns and outdoor conditions of area schools.
After greeting many first-day families at Sumter County Primary School, Brooks continued his stroll to Sumter County Elementary.
Enjoying a brief walk through the Fine Arts Academy and brief visits with early-arriving families, he asked to view the active corner of Bumphead Road and Learning Lane. "I have heard that this corner is quite congested on the first days of school and sometimes during the year. Let's look at traffic patterns, with busses and car-riders,"
requested Brooks. After several minutes of discussion with Sumter County Sheriff's officers, the new Superintendent carefully crossed Bumphead Road for a visit with Sumter Middle administrators. Along the way, Brooks, paused to introduce himself to adults and their children.
Later in his walk, the traffic eased and Brooks continued to Americus-Sumter North Campus. Entering the west wing door, the 600 Hall of The Performance Learning Center, Brooks increased his exchances with school personnel and early-arriving students. He also made note of the cleanliness of the building as he continued his stroll to CrossRoads Academy and Principal Mack. Seeing Ms. Mack, Dr.
Brooks said, "Your building looks great! It is ready for school and an exempliary customer service facility. Thank you for your leadership and have a great day," said Brooks.
Exiting the ninth grade academy, he continued his walk back to Central Office. Along the way, cars and busses stopped to speak to Dr. Brooks.
To speed traffic, Dr. Brooks asked those stopping to make contact with his office. "I really plan to meet all parents and personnel of our district. Although today was hectic, I continue to be pleased with the kindness and politeness of people in Sumter Country," said Brooks.