Students Headed Back to School on Monday, Some With Big Changes This School Year

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Thousands of kids are headed back to class on Monday but many of them will have some big changes this school year.

In Odessa, Hood Junior High will be welcoming students again but this year only to seventh and eighth grade students.

In the past, the school also taught ninth grade but this year's freshman will be split between Bonham and Nimitz Junior High.

The district made the changes earlier this year in an effort to re-vamp the school's academic performance.

In Midland, students in 12 more elementary schools will be walking the halls in uniforms.

The School Board voted in favor of the uniforms earlier this year in three different meetings.

Several parents supported the decision saying it would help save them money on back to school shopping for their kids.

In Big Spring, four new elementary schools are ready to open their doors to students.

Earlier this month, the school district unveiled the buildings to the public.

The construction was made possible from a $60 million bond that was approved by voters last year.