FIRST DAY: Classes Begin At Edmunds Elementary

Wednesday marked the first day of classes for a handful of schools around central Iowa, and for one metro school it was the first day of classes ever in its new building.

Edmunds Elementary in Des Moines opened Wednesday morning after fifteen months of construction and renovation.

Parents and students were treated to breakfast to start off the school year and they say they’re ready to get back to the classroom.

Student Joe Oliver says he likes the building, “Because it’s bigger and it doesn’t have spiders.”

“They really did need a new building, the lack of doors and walls at the old school made it hard for the teachers to get the kids to focus,” says mom Lillian Ryan.

Most of the rest of the Des Moines school district is back to school next week.

Waukee schools also went back to class Wednesday.