First day of school: watch out for kids

It’s the first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year, so keep an eye out for kids walking to and from school today.

The school district adopted a new timetable this year; every Wednesday, students will be released 75 minutes early, except for the first day of school. According to the school district, the change was made “to support improved teacher collaboration and student academic performance.”

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