CHICAGO (CBS) — A new chapter in Chicago Public School history begins Monday, as thousands of kids will begin classes at schools they’ve never attended. On Sunday, many of them celebrated.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley spent the day with families preparing for the first day of classes.
At Cain’s Barber College, all the buzz was about back to school with free haircuts for boys and free hairdos for girls, boosting esteem and hopefully their grades.
“Children tend not to go to school on the first day due to personal hygiene issues, whether its haircut, having the proper clothing and school supplies,” said Bamani Obadele of the Greater Roseland Community Committee.