New Bibb County superintendent Romain Dallemand spent the school day Wednesday talking with students and staff at Westside High School.
The visit marked Dallemand's first in a plan to reach every school by the end of the school year. Two weeks ago, Dallemand announced the visits as one of many steps in his entry plan aimed at learning about the district's schools. Dallemand initially said he'd start the visits next month, but says he made the visit Wednesday because he's ahead of schedule on the plan.
His visit also coincided with a planned tour by State Superintendent John Barge, who landed by helicopter at the school Wednesday morning, to see how students and teachers are using a nearly $2 million federal grant to use Netbook technology in the classroom.
"Technology is a part of our students DNA, that is the way of the future, that is how they learn," Dallemand said.