The school year is now in full swing, and there's a new face in Marietta schools this year.
Marietta City School's new superintendent, Dr. Bruce Thomas, says he plans to begin and end each day in the schools.
"The staff here is very committed to the students and the community," he said. "It's a very senior, well educated group of adults who are working with the kids."
Dr. Thomas comes to the area from Cleveland where he was a regional superintendent for the metropolitan school district.
"This has been a nice change in the sense that I get to spend a little more of my time on teaching and learning, and that was my hopes in taking this position," he said.
The position comes with a responsibility to students, faculty and the community. He says one of his first priorities is to help pass the emergency school levy on the November ballot.
"That levy will allow us to continue the programming that we have and restore some of the programming that we've lost," Dr. Thomas said.
By asking the community to help the schools, Dr. Thomas hopes to return the favor.
"We're going to spend some time interfacing with the community more often and more completely, so the parents and the community members know what we're doing and why we're doing it," he said.