It's back to school

Summer was officially over for thousands of local public students this past week.

All public schools in Tutuila, Aunu'u and the Manu'a Islands, from Early Childhood Education (ECE) to the high school level, kicked off the first day of the 2015-2016 school year Thursday morning.  

Traffic stalled in some areas as parents were busy shuffling the little ones to class.  

Most of the public schools which were cited by the Department of Health during an inspection earlier this month for unsanitary conditions were able to open their doors yesterday.

Only two — elementary schools — Matafao and Leatele (Fagasa), remained closed due to problems with the condition of the bathrooms and cafeteria.

These issues are still being addressed by the ASDOE, the DOH, and the Department of Public Works. Samoa News understands that the two schools will be ready to open Monday.