A total of 1,935 students attended on the first day of school, which was last Tuesday; of those, 450 went to the primary school, 440 went to the intermediate school, 472 went to the middle school and 573 went to the high school.
On the second day, a total of 1,947 students went to school, 458 of which went to the primary school, 440 of which went to the intermediate school, 472 of which went to middle school and 577 of which went to the high school
Last year, 1,982 students attended on the first day of school and 2,018 students attended on the second day of school.
While some schools had less students than last year and others had more, all of the students and staff were excited to be back at school, said Hamby, who became superintendent in July.
A couple of changes in the bus drop off procedures helped with getting students in the buildings, and when the time came to get them back on the busses, water was provided due to the extreme heat, said Hamby, who added that the air conditioning units at the schools are working.
Attendance numbers have already improved and should continue to grow as school gets back on track, Hamby said.