School buses were rolling through Martin County on Monday morning for the first day of classes.
Summer is officially over for about 20,000 students in the public school system.
At Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School in Stuart, the principal said having students back in the hallways is a welcome sight after what seemed like a long summer.
“There’s an energy that’s lost out of the building when the teachers and kids aren’t here, so I love the day they come back. It’s really exciting,” said Principal Tim Aitken.
Anderson Middle School is changing its schedule this year. Students will spend almost double the amount of time in math and English classes compared to last school year.
Aitken hired five new math teachers to prepare for the change.
“It’s really an opportunity for me set the stage for the school and get out of the way and let the teachers do what they do best,” Aitken said.
For those already looking forward to the last day of school, it is on May 26, 2017.