Lexington leaders ride the bus to school with students

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Summer is over for many students in Central Kentucky.

Some bus riders in Fayette County were greeted by community leaders Wednesday morning for the first day back to school.

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Last year, superintendent Manny Caulk rode the bus to school with elementary school students and read a book with them. This year, the district invited about two dozen community leaders to ride different buses and read with kids.

Lexington Fire Chief Kristin Chilton joined three kids headed to Ashland Elementary. Once at school, she helped welcome everyone to the first day.

“Everybody’s really excited,” said Chief Chilton. “A lot of kids were really anxious since it’s their first day, especially the kindergarteners that were coming in. You could tell they didn’t really know what to expect.”