First day for students, superintendent in Libertyville District 70
Students may not have been alone in experiencing first-day jitters as summer break came to an official close and classes resumed Wednesday in Libertyville Elementary District 70.
Besides the more than 2,300 students it educates at its five schools, it was the first day of school for new Superintendent Matthew Barbini. He joined the district over the summer, replacing Guy Schumacher, who retired after a decade as District 70's top administrator.
Barbini ushered in the new school year by riding the morning bus with students from Adler Park School, according to his Twitter feed.
Meanwhile, students at Rockland School took part in the back-to-school tradition of starting the first day by gathering in front of the school with faculty and staff for morning announcements and the Pledge of Allegiance, before walking into the building together.