CAIRO, GA (WALB) - Grady County's new school superintendent says he's not alarmed by this year's current number of students enrolled in the school system.
The county has around 4,500 students enrolled, down one hundred from last year's count.
But Dr. Kermit Gilliard says he predicts that number to go up after Labor Day, as many new families in the area may not be aware of school starting prior to the holiday
"If we come to October and we haven't made up that difference, we know that it will affect our funding for next school term, because we are funded based on the number of students we have by the state," he said.
Dr. Gilliard says the number continues to grow, with 18 more students enrolling just yesterday.