Logan County schools were bursting with activity on Wednesday as students returned for the first day of classes for the new year.
New superintendent Paul Mullins spent the day visiting each of the six schools in the district.
“I was just impressed going into all the schools with how everybody was doing,” Mullins said. “The teachers were all working on procedures and the kids seemed happy.”
On any first day of school, there is plenty that could possibly go wrong, but everything was relatively smooth on Wednesday.
“My hat is off to our principals and teachers,” Mullins said. “You can tell there was a lot of hard work and preparation that went into it to make yesterday as smooth as it was.”
One of the biggest concerns on the first day is always transportation with students and buses, but that went well too.
“We didn’t have any hitches,” Mullins said. “Our director of transportation Chris Rippy did a great job with that.”
And while Mullins was quick to praise each of his six schools, walking back into Lewisburg for the first time in years with students in the building was special. He served as principal at Lewisburg from 2000 to 2004.
“It was like a walk back in time,” Mullins said. “I got a lot of hugs and saw several people that I knew from my time there.”
Students will have nine weeks of school before starting their fall break on October 3. Classes will resume on Oct. 17. Winter break this year will begin on Dec. 19 with students going back to school on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Spring break will begin on March 27 and go through April 7, but as always the first week of spring break is designated as make up days for any school missed because of weather.
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