EASTERN PANHANDLE -- The first day of classes for more than 28,000 public school students in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle Wednesday went relatively smoothly, administrators in the three counties said.
"We've had a good day, a very good day," Berkeley County Superintendent Manny P. Arvon II said in an interview about 5 p.m. after the last students went home.
Arvon estimated enrollment would exceed 17,500 students, up from more than 17,200 last year.
"We had a full house," Arvon said.
Morgan County Schools Assistant Superintendent Joan Willard said the first day of school "went smoothly" for about 2,494 students in grades kindergarten to 12 who attend the eight schools in the county.
"The busing flow went very nicely" in the morning and afternoon, she said.
A bus from Paw Paw High School with five Morgan County vocational students on their way to afternoon classes at James Rumsey Technical Institute near Hedgesville was involved in an accident in Berkeley County, but no one on the bus was hurt, Willard said.