Back to school 1

Forest Ridge Elementary School fourth-grade teachers Sarah Price, left, and Allison Lago work together Monday morning, Aug. 8, as they and others across the Citrus County School District prepare their classrooms for the first day of school. Wednesday marks the first day back for public school students within the district.

The first day of school is Wednesday, Aug. 10, for the Citrus County School District, and with so many new teachers hired and students enrolled, motorists can expect packed roads in the mornings and mid-afternoons once again as summer officially comes to an end.

As of Aug. 1, there are 7,008 elementary students, 3,549 middle school students and 4,416 high school students enrolled for the new school year. That’s a district total (including alternative schools) of 15,926 students returning to school on Wednesday.

Back to school 2

Stephanie Knight places instructional charts on the wall of her Forest Ridge Elementary School classroom Monday morning, Aug. 8. This is the instructor’s first year teaching in Citrus County, but she reports a previous 23-years of teaching experience in Pasco County.

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Back to school 3

Reading materials await students in this Forest Ridge Elementary School classroom.

Back to school 4

Marsha Mullen stacks books in her classroom Monday, Aug. 8, as she organizes her room for the first day back to school on Wednesday.

Contact Chronicle Reporter Georgia Sullivan at 352-564-2929.

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