Washoe County School District welcomes thousands of kindergartners

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - “It’s really special for her to start school and get out in the world and start the regular routine that all the other kids are doing," Kaitlyn Miller, a WCSD parent tells us.

The Washoe County School District says close to 5,000 kindergartners are starting their first year of formal education. Our cameras were allowed in at Hunter Lake Elementary on Monday, August 19, 2019.

"Sadness, excited, happy that I don't have to pay daycare anymore and get to use public education which has been so good for us here in Washoe County,” Brien Karlin says. Brien and his wife are sending off their twin boys, as he details, “Just being a parent, it’s so difficult in a lot of ways but it’s also so joyous in a lot of ways too, and this is one of those moments where you're kind of celebrating the joy of seeing your children get up and get bigger."

“It’s really great to see all the parents here supporting their kids and all the kids here who seem to be happy, nobody is crying yet, so that's off to a good start,” Miller adds.

This is a major step in a child's growth, oftentimes causing a huge lump in the throats of many parents. August brings big smiles as the introduction of a new grade gets underway.

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