BACK TO SCHOOL: Many students across metro Detroit get ready for first day of class

Posted at 6:04 AM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 13:38:16-04

As many students across metro Detroit attend their first day of school, we're reporting from some of the largest districts in the area. 


WXYZ reporter Nima Shaffe spent the morning in the Utica Community Schools district to talk to officials about the upcoming school year.

Within the district, staff members at Plumbrook Elementary School in Sterling Heights devised a clever way to welcome students back for another year. Watch their fun video below: 

What's in store for the future of schools in Detroit? WXYZ reporter Kim Russell also covered the first day of class in the city and the beginning of the journey for the new Detroit Public Schools Community District. 

School in session also means more buses on the road. We've compiled a refresher on school bus safety rules

Have a child heading back to class? Don't forget to snap a picture and email it to We'll use them in a gallery online and possibly on television.