School is back in session for Clovis Unified School District.
For many parents, like Michelle Briggs dropping off the kids Monday morning for the first day of class, was harder than expected.
“Fighting the tears. So many emotions with one going off to junior high now and one starting preschool,” said Briggs.
All 43 schools of Clovis Unified were back in session, some with new renovations to its campus.
Mickey Cox Elementary School campus had a newly modernized multi-purpose room..
“Providing safe and modern facilities is a big focus in Clovis Unified and we have a lot of curricular programs that we offer to keep our kids connected to the system and so yes having this multipurpose room open today is just one of a number of projects we are very proud of this summer,” said Superintendent Eimear O’Farrell.
As more than 43, 000 students return to school, safety is the number one priority.
District staff and law enforcement teamed up a week prior to the start of school to have a training for teachers.
“We do the training because you know we are open campuses so the campuses are vulnerable so we need other eyes and we can’t be at the same place at the same time so if we have multiple people doing the same thing it makes it safer,” Ross Taliaferro, a school resource officer.
Law enforcement will increase their presence in and around campuses for the first days of class.
Something that brings parents a peace of mind.
“I like having the extra safety, it makes me feel great,” Briggs added.