Following the Labor Day weekend, schools opened Tuesday in Gloucester and Mathews counties—and in divisions across the commonwealth—and it was smooth opening, according to the two local school superintendents.
“It was a great first day,” said Dr. Walter Clemons, Superintendent of Gloucester County Public Schools, who helped to welcome back students at the county’s eight public school campuses.
“I had the opportunity to visit each building. All the principals indicated they had a smooth opening and the teachers whom I had an opportunity to speak with said they were having an excellent day,” Clemons said.
Mathews superintendent Nancy Welch reported that Tuesday’s opening was “fantastic” at all three county schools, with buses running on time, cafeteria kitchens up and running, and children in classrooms getting down to work.
Enrollment for the first day was 1,080 students, which is a few more than last week’s pro...
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