What to know: First day of school at APS

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Many children in New Mexico are back in the classroom. It was the first day of class for Albuquerque Public Schools and Rio Rancho Public Schools.  

There were a few concerns this year, like having working air conditioning in the classroom and making sure there are enough bus drivers to take kids to and from school. 

School administrators say they’ve also heard concerns from parents about the new bell schedule at APS, but they believe in the long run the new bell times will be beneficial. 

The new bell times are only one part of the district’s five-year strategic plan to improve student learning. Superintendent Scott Elder says he hopes they stick to it after he steps down.