As much as it can be a relief to get the kids back into the school routine, it can also create a lot of stress for the whole family. Parents can internalize anxiety about the new beginning, and the kids can feel it. So how do you keep it in check?
Like many local districts, Jackson Public Schools has had to deal with a shrinking number of students in years past. While it's too early to say, because students are still enrolling, the district is cautiously optimistic for the year ahead.
Class is back in session in Ingham and Eaton Counties. Districts like Waverly, Okemos and Haslett asked the state for a waiver to start class early. Eaton Rapids, Williamston, Webberville and Mason all start today as well.
Back when the chalkboard was the peak of classroom technology the teacher-student relationship ended when the final bell rang. However, in the social media age those relationships can carry on a lot farther- for good and bad.
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