South County students joined approximately 190,000 children across Hillsborough County in kicking off the 2010-2011 school year on Tuesday. At far left, Ruskin Elementary teacher Darleen Johnston welcomes a student back with a hug. Visit The Observer News website for more opening day photos.
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A teacher walks a young student with a large, colorful backback to her class.
Julie Marie walked her children Jasmin, Arrissa and Miguel to their first day of classes in Ruskin. Jasmin said she was very excited about the new school year.
School zone speed limits are again in effect - a ticket for just one mile over the speed limit could cost motorists more than $140.