Plainfield High School-Central Campus students stream into the building on the first day of school on Thursday, August 18, 2022.
More than 25,000 Plainfield District 202 students from kindergarten to high school returned to the classroom last week.
Meanwhile students in Chicago are joining suburban school district this week. More than 300-thousand students at Chicago Public Schools are back in the classroom today to start the 2022-2023 school year. This is one of the earliest start times in recent history, with CPS typically beginning the day after Labor Day. CTA, Metra and Pace are offering free rides to students for the first day of classes.