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Several Northern Kentucky districts go back to school

EDGEWOOD, Ky. (Adam Clements) -- Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties all head back to the classroom Wednesday. This is a big day for both parents students and teachers alike in Northern Kentucky, as they kick off the start of the 2014 school year.
This is one of the earlier start dates in the Tri-State for back to school. Of course, we saw districts in Southeastern Indiana head back more than a week ago. Cincinnati Public doesn't go back until August 25.

For a lot of districts these days, the educating has already started. One of those school systems, Kenton County, particularly at Caywood Elementary in Edgewood, many students have already participated in a Head Start program. First time students spend a portion of the summer getting up to speed on things like learning their letters, shapes and bus safety. "There's a back door where we can get out, a window that you can escape from," says Thomas who starts Kindergarten Wednesday. "No eating on the bus. You could choke. No drinking on the bus. You could choke. They won't be able to get back there in time to get you."

Caywood kindergarten teacher Kelly Pangallo says, "Now, kindergarten is what first grade used to be. So, really, if they can come in having a good knowledge of shapes and sounds, that really helps."
Classes also resume at Covington, Erlanger-Elsmere, Newport Central Catholic High, and Saint Henry District High School.

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