Local schools off to positive start to school year

Published 8:02 pm Monday, August 9, 2010

Many parents may have felt a sense of relief Monday, as both Pike County Schools and Troy City Schools officially opened for the first day of classes.

And, according to both school systems’ superintendents, the first day of school was a good one.

“I was out at our campuses earlier, and the first day of school was great,” said Linda Felton-Smith, TCS superintendent. “The students, faculty and staff seemed to be really enjoying themselves and were able to really end the day on a positive note.”

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PCS Superintendent Mark Bazzell described the first day for PCS as ‘smooth.’

“I was able to visit every campus this morning, and I saw a lot of smiling faces,” Bazzell said. “Everybody was glad to be back, including the children. We had very few glitches, so it was just a smooth first day.”

Pike Liberal Arts School began classes August 6, but assistant headmaster Dee Bennett said PLAS had also enjoyed a positive start to the school year.

“Our school year has gotten off to a terrific start,” Bennett said. “I would call it almost flawless.”