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School administrators loaded a"party bus" to welcome the 1st day of school

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (FOX13) -

It's the first day of a new school year and the first day of a new school district.

About sixteen school administrators wanted to see first-hand how everything went on the first day. So they loaded a party bus, but it's not what you think.

Superintendent Dorsey Hopson says, "Today is history, you know. Twenty years from now, thirty years from now, forty years from now, people will be talking about this day."

Superintendent Dorsey Hopson says with all the hard work that's gone into this new merged school system it just made sense to have his staff be able to soak it all up and make sure things are going well in person.

Parent Shemika Herrington says, "It's feels very great, I believe that having the support system here helps me to feel comfortable."

This first day didn't come without a few glitches. We at FOX13 got early reports of unregistered students and other issues but Superintendent Hopson says he was on it.  "I assume those are just kind of things that happen on every first day of school but I haven't heard any reports of any serious problems."

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell says, "There are a lot of us that have been involved in the planning process but it's actually the teachers, the administrators of the schools that are going to make this work."

Frayser High Principal Yolanda Lunford young says she's up for the challenge. "Academics are still the priority. No matter what the name. No matter how we've consolidated. Academics are still the priority. We still have education at the forefront."

That's something these women and men like to hear because this first

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