Haverhill public schools welcomed 7,824 students yesterday, nearly 400 more than it ended the last school year with.
“The numbers are up and that’s a good thing,” said School Superintendent James Scully. “More and more families are choosing to come to the school system and stay in the school system.”
Haverhill school buses ran into few snags yesterday morning as many were 15 to 20 minutes late at arriving at school. Transportation officials said parents and bus drivers wanted to make sure children were getting on the right buses, resulting in small delays that added up.
Parents of children attending Golden Hill Elementary School were notified that the afternoon buses that take Golden Hill Avenue would be detoured as the road was temporarily closed for construction. Parents were told to pick up their children on Boardman Street or on Kenoza Street. Scully said some buses also encountered delays caused by road construction in different areas of the city.
Kindergarten classes in Haverhill begin today.