Thousands of Metro students head back to class

Thousands of Metro students head back to class (Image 1)

Wednesday is the first day of school for thousands of students in Metro Nashville.

Wednesday is just a half-day, meaning a 3.5-hour school day for most students.

There is no school on Thursday, which is Election Day. Friday is the first full day of school.

This year there are 85,000 students enrolled in Metro, up 2,000 from last year.

This is the first year the district will offer breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost as part of a federal program.

In the past, the district has served 12.5 million meals a year but that number is projected to increase.

Also this year, starting in late August or early September, all high school students will be able to ride MTA buses for free.

Once students get their new ID badges, it will work in the school cafeteria, the library and as an MTA bus pass.

Parents with back-to-school questions can call the district at 615-259-INFO (4636) or customerservice@mnps.org.

Send your back-to-school pictures to pix@wkrn.com and view a slideshow here.

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