Kinston schools prepare for the beginning of the year

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KINSTON, Ala. (WDHN) — The opening bell will be heard on Coffee County school campuses for the starts of the 2019-2020 school year Wednesday.

At Pre-K-12th-grade Kinston school today, teachers were making last-minute classroom preparations. Danny Branch begins his second year as Kinston’s principal, but his 24th year in education.

Branch believes this year will be an increase in enrollment. Many parents like the close-knit nature of the rural school in southwest Coffee County.

Kinston sees students enroll each year from nearby high schools like Samson and Opp.

“The start of a new school year is an exciting part of our profession. The kids and parents are excited,” Branch said.

Last year, Kinston had slightly more than 500 students and around 50 teachers and support personnel.

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