Monday will be a day of firsts for Lubbock ISD and its students. Not only is it the first day of school, but it's also the first day the entire district will participate in grade reconfiguration.
Estacado High was the first to participate last year. Now, all middle schools and high schools in the district will be affected. For the first time, all new 6th graders will attend middle school and incoming 9th graders will attend high school.
Coronado High School Principal Eric McKnight says, "Over half the students will not have been here before and 4,200 additional staff are brand new to the building so this is a big transition year for us but we're going to attack it and look at it in a positive manner."
Thanks to more than a year's worth of planning, McKnight says they are ready and excited about Monday morning.
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