So far, so good as JCPS students return for another school year


by Amy Stallings

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 20 at 6:04 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The buses are out and more than 100,000 Jefferson County Public School students went back to school Tuesday.

Students at Tully Elementary School in Jeffersontown were greeted with high-fives from faculty, while parents were standing by with cameras to capture the moment.

Photos: Back to class for JCPS students

“It is exciting,” Betsy Gengo, who has two daughters at Tully, said. “It’s exciting for them and it’s exciting for me too.”

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer stopped by Tully to welcome the students back to school.

At Eastern High School in Middletown, the 2,100 students came back to a major expansion to the building. Now, there is a brand new media center and auditorium.

“It’s definitely amazing,” one senior at Eastern, said. “We needed more space.”

With more space for the students comes more opportunity, especially for the seniors who are looking on to the next chapter in their life.

“I’m just really excited to plan for my future,” said another senior.

Middle and high schools start classes at 7:40 and go to 2:20 -- and elementary students go from 9:05 to 3:45.

For general school information call 502-485-3228.

For transportation issues call 502-485-3470 or the bus hot line at 502-485-RIDE.

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