JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Monday is the first day of school for public students in Duval County.
There was a back-to-school event Sunday afternoon to help kids get ready for the school year.
About 200 backpacks were given away and parents were especially excited to send their children off this year. But the students News4JAX talked to didn’t share their excitement.
We asked a few students if they were ready and excited for the new school year.
“No,” one said.
“Oh heck no,” another said.
But another student said she already loves her class.
“I’m already in 3rd grade and my favorite class is to read,” they said.
The Back-to-School Bash was a chance for kids and parents to hang out with their friends and talk about the school year ahead.
There was free food, a live DJ, bounce houses and free haircuts provided by the Students of Shear Finesse Beauty Academy.
A parent that’s affiliated with the beauty academy told us why he chose to give back to students.
“I love the kids and I love to see them,” said Henry McCullough. “I was raised up in the community and I’ve always wanted to give back from where I’ve come from.”