Class begins for thousands of students in Maryland, Northern Virginia

- It is the first day of school for thousands of students in the Maryland and Northern Virginia school systems.

FOX 5's Bob Barnard was at Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville Tuesday with Superintendent Jack Smith who urged drivers to be cautious when driving near school buses and around school zones.

Smith said Montgomery County Schools would work to fix issues like crowded school buses as quickly as possible.

This was the first year that most Maryland public schools will begin after Labor Day. Smith also said Montgomery County is working on a new grading system.

Prince George's County Schools return to class tomorrow. D.C. Public Schools began in August.

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