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Tue September 3, 2013
School bells ring in new places for many Michigan students
It’s the first day for school for tens of thousands of Michigan students.
The drumbeat of a new school year literally began bright and early this morning in Marshall, as hundreds of students packed the school’s gymnasium.
Among them were about 140 students from Albion. Albion school officials decided to close that district’s high school last spring to save money.
Dan Luciani is Marshall’s high school principal. He says the transition has been going well today despite some crowded classrooms.
“We run into that every year. It may be a bit more this year but we’ll be able to take care of it,” says Luciani.
Other school districts in Michigan are dealing with a big influx of new students. The state dissolved the financially troubled Inkster and Buena Vista school districts over the summer.