Students of Salem City Schools returned to the classroom on Monday. According to the division, the opening day enrollment was 3,587, with a few students not in attendance due to scheduled or planned absences.
Dr. Curtis Hicks, superintendent, said the opening went smoothly.
“We had some brief water issues at Andrew Lewis Middle School and at our Central Office related to an ongoing water main repair on College Avenue, but all in all, it was a very good day,” he said. “It looks like the new HVAC systems at East Salem and West Salem elementary schools are running smoothly, which is good, given the temperatures we are still experiencing. There are always a handful of transportation delays on the first week of school, but we did not experience anything out of the ordinary. In fact, I would say that the transportation department had an exceptionally good start.”