Back to School for Mobile County

Back to School for Mobile County

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MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA -

The first day of school is in the books for Mobile County Public Schools and for many parents and students, it was an emotional day.

59 thousand students made their way to 90 schools across the county. Augusta Evans School got a brand new building, and the first ever online school opened called Invision Virtual Academy - 150 students will learn from home. At Forest Hill Elementary, students were greeted with new paintings on the walls, meanwhile Joe Toomey is the new principal at Clark-Shaw Magnet school. Lines also formed for last minute registration at some schools.

"Basically it's a pain because we have to rush back and get everything done and taken care of. The school system is not set up the way it's supposed to be. Doing the online registration, but still have to come up here and stand in line and wait because it's not all 100 percent full proof," said Lucretia Bridget, whose child attends Denton Middle School.

Parents also weighed in on school starting a week earlier. "They get long break throughout the year. So it's not so bad. A week for Thanksgiving, a week for Mardi Gras. People don't get that up North, so I think it was ok," said Tammie Balsamo.

Also this school year, construction to Murphy High School will be completed this Fall and Barton Academy will be getting an exterior renovation.

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