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"Smiling faces are back in the building," says Principal Bobby Elrod. "It's good for it not to be empty anymore."
Principal Elrod is excited to have his students back, even if it's over a week later than planned.
"We knew it was inevitable that we would start school one day," says Principal Elrod. "Just never knew when it was going to be."
Parents like Sarah Andrews are happy as well. Her daughters are starting kindergarten and 2nd grade.
"I think she's excited to go to school with her sister," says Andrews.
Beginning the year with the budget still up in the air is not the way she wanted to start.
"I'm glad for the routine of it," says Andrews. "I'm still a little disappointed that the Commission hasn't fully funded our budget."
Unless more money is released, Sumner County Schools will need to cut $2 million from their budget. Some parents worry their favorite teachers could be victims.
"Yes we are," says Andrews. "And they're like family so it's hard."
Administrators are still optimistic.
"What I've been talking to my teachers about is just hoping that they find some more money," says Principal Elrod. "Or we'll have to work the budget in a different way so it will effect the budget as least as possible."
Until then, there's plenty of catching up to do. The Sumner County School Board will also determine how to make up the 8 missed school days on the calendar. The state requires that they have 180 total school days.
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Trial begins in international custody case
May 21, 2013 08:06 GMT
By SHEILA BURKE Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A trial begins Tuesday that could determine which country will decide the fate of 13-year-old twin boys at the center of an international custody battle that extends from Eastern Europe to Middle Tennessee.
The boys are American citizens who were born in Texas but have spent the majority of their lives in Hungary. Their father is an American citizen with family in the Cottontown community of Sumner County. Their mother, a Romanian national, has invoked an international treaty claiming the children are being wrongfully retained in Tennessee by their father.
The boys came to Tennessee last year to visit their paternal grandparents in Sumner County for the summer. The father, who was supposed to bring them back to Europe, stayed in the U.S. and filed for divorce.
Asia stocks fall
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.