It’s time again for backpacks, homework and school lunch. Local schools are ready to jump back into things with Uintah School District’s first dayThursday, August 18th, and Duchesne County School District set to start on Wednesday, August 24th. According to Duchesne County School District Superintendent Dave Brotherson, about 5,000 students are expected in his district for the new school year. “Whether you are a student, parent, business owner, community leader, or resident, you play an important role in the success of our district,” shares Brotherson. “...I am confident that this will be a fantastic school year and we will all work together to make it so!” Brotherson says the Duchesne County School District has new personnel joining the staff who “will bring a wealth of knowledge and excitement” to the coming school year. For Duchesne County School District information, visit www.dcsd.org. For Uintah School District information, visit www.uintah.net.