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Botetourt Elementary School first grade teacher Rebecca Teagle prepares to read the book “Rufus Goes to School” to her class on Tuesday. Botetourt saw about 620 children walk through its doors on opening day. Photo by Kim Robins

Teacher Joy Drummond, at right, holds hands with Julien Moore as they prepare to walk into Lee-Jackson Elementary School on Tuesday morning. Behind her, L-J teacher assistant Nina Dease accompanies students Michael Ronquest, left, and Dario Pascual-Lopez. Photo by Charlie Koenig

With the exception of some transportation problems, Gloucester County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Walter Clemons said things went smoothly the first day of school on Tuesday.
“Overall it was a good day,” Clemons said. “Things went well and we’re still sorting out a couple of transportation issues.”
The GCPS Student Services office reported that 4,820 Gloucester children showed up for the first day of school. The school division’s 2019-2020 budget is based on a projected ...

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