POMEROY — The first day of school always presents some challenges, not only for the students, but the classroom teachers along with the bus drivers who travel many miles to get everyone where they need to be before the bell rings and classes begin.
School started in both the Meigs Local School District and the Southern Local School District Tuesday. Classes in the Eastern Local School District begin today.
This year, not only did the bus routes in the Meigs Local School District undergo a complete change, with single routing instead of dual routing as has been used for the past few years, but the times for school to begin and end were changed. The 23 buses pulled out before 6 a.m. to begin the routes and Dean Harris, transportation director, said everything went great on the morning run. He added that the afternoon run was “a little bumpy” with some students getting on the wrong buses.
At 8 a.m. when school started at the Middle School there was a flurry of activity as the students got settled in their classrooms, got acquainted with their teachers, found their lockers, tried to adjust to sitting at a desk all day, and to concentrate on what they were there to learn.
At 2:30 p.m. when classes were over and the 437 Middle School students came out to catch one of the buses home, many seemed excited about being back in school and when asked how their day went gave the one word quick response — “fine” or “good.”