Schools across The Laker/Lutz News region have begun or will soon begin the 2023-2024 academic year.
Students in the Pasco and Hillsborough public school districts had their first day of school on Aug. 10.
Many scenes playing out across the Pasco school district were similar to ones that happen every school year.
Kids were hopping on their bikes to ride to campus, following the lead of crossing guards at crosswalks, or boarding a school bus.
Schools used signs to help welcome their first-day crowds.
Arriving students were eager to catch up with old friends and begin to make new ones.
This year, free breakfasts and lunches are being served in Pasco district schools.
The school board also has tightened up rules regarding the use of electronic devices.
New to the district this year is Angeline Academy of Innovation, a magnet school in Land O’ Lakes that welcomed its inaugural crop of students.
And those arriving at Land O’ Lakes High School, at Gator Lane and U.S. 41, found a host of improvements aimed at making it easier for them to get around.
Of course, it almost goes without saying that schools are in the business of helping individuals to expand their horizons through learning.
We, at The Laker/Lutz News, are extending our best wishes to all students, teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, other district staffers, school administrators, elected school district leaders, and parents for a 2023-2024 school year that’s stimulating, safe and fulfilling.
Published August 16, 2023