6:00 PM CDT, July 30, 2012
For some schools in Central Indiana, this week marked a new, earlier date for the first day of school.
Warren Township students were back in the classroom Monday. In nearby Perry Township school, is slated to start Tuesday, with a couple of other districts starting Wednesday.
Perry Township Superintendent Dr. Thomas Little said the school was getting used to their new balanced calendar. The calendar allows for longer fall and spring breaks, but means school starts on July 31 instead of mid-August.
“Our teachers have been in for days and weeks before school starts getting ready for the first day of school,” Little said.
Teachers in Perry Township were also getting used to new smart boards, now used in classrooms throughout the district. Little said that despite the early start, the district has been working on switching to the new schedule for a year. He said it seemed like parents and students were ready too.
“We’re off and running,” Little said.
Still, at local stores, the back-to-school sections were packed with last-minute parents and kids getting their supplies for the early start.
“It just keeps going and going and going,” Franklin Township student Kelsey Green said of her back-to-school list.
Students, for the most part, said they’re a little sad to see summer pass by so quickly, but happy to see their friends again.
“It does kind of feel a little early but nothing too terrible,” Green said.