BRAWLEY – Congestion along Brawley Elementary School zones once again clogged as cars crawled the side streets looking for a coveted parking spot for the first day of school.
As parents walked their k-3rd graders to their classroom at Witter, finding the room and meeting the teacher made the day momentous for students and parents alike.
Laura Wadell walked her son Vance to Witter from their home close by. Vance will be entering first grade and Witter for the first time. He had attended Faith Academy in Imperial last year. Younger brother, Blake, 4, will be entering kindergarten, but at Faith.
“I decided to bring Vance to Witter because it is close for us. Plus his aunt and grandmother have ties here, Nancy and Paulette Wadell.” Vance ate his breakfast burrito and juice as he walked alongside his mother.
D’Ann Chavez, had just dropped one child off at Witter and was booking it to her car to get her second child to Hidalgo.
“I’m looking forward to returning to neighborhood schools. It will be so convenient to have both children at the same school. In fact, by then I’ll have three children in school.” D’Ann said.
Superintendent Ron Garcia and the board decided to move opening day to the Tuesday following Labor Day, breaking from tradition of starting with the high school.