Schools across Northwest Arkansas are back in session. Teachers and students across the community geared up for their first day back to school on Monday.
According to a spokesperson for the Fayetteville School District, 97 new teachers are being welcomed in this year. Just a few weeks ago, the Fayetteville school board voted for a $3,000 raise for staff members of the district, the first sizable raise since 2008. The raise is something that may give the teachers a little extra pep in their step Monday morning as the first day of school starts.
Fayetteville students and teachers aren’t the only ones who geared up for the first day on Monday. Teachers in Springdale went the extra mile and purchased school supplies for their students so when they walk into school the first day, they will have exactly what they need in order to learn.
“I just remember as a child how exciting it was to have a new box of crayons and the smell of new paper and I just want that for all of our children too. I want them to come to school and feel special because they have brand new school supplies.” Melissa Fink, Jones Elementary Principal, said.
Fayetteville, Springdale, and Bentonville schools all started back up on Monday. But there are some schools in the Northwest Arkansas area that don’t start until later in the week. Greenland schools start on Tuesday. Rogers and Farmington schools don’t start until Wednesday.