Frankfort, Ky. (WKYT) - The bell has rung and the kids are back in the classrooms; Frankfort Independent schools are officially back in session.
Lexie Gaines and her husband have three kids. Their oldest daughter is making her way to the classrooms of Second Street School for the first time.
"She's definitely a student at heart," explains Gaines. "She wants to go year round."
The school is kindergarten through 8th grade and has nearly 500 kids. Ralph and Sharon Tallon have eight of their own, with a handful of them attending Second Street.
"It's a very good school," says Sharon Tallon. "They really are and they generally do care about the kids. They're a family oriented school."
"They've been excited for the past week," explains Ralph Tallon. "They got all their clothes ready and there all set to go."
The kids aren't the only ones set to go.
"Before school starts back, our teachers seek out to do home visits with each and every child," explains Randy Adams, Assistant Principal. "So, literally last week we were in the homes meeting parents and students talking about their hobbies and that's an incredible thing to do to start the first day of school with the knowledge of who you're teaching."
But the parents may be the ones who are happiest of all.
"You can do grocery shopping without three kids and get the house clean," says Gaines.
"We may actually get to eat," says a laughing Sharon Tallon. "I don't know maybe. It'll be nice, we can have breakfast together for the first time in a while."
Frankfort High School and Capital City Prep also started their new school year this morning.
Franklin County public schools head back on August 11th, which is one week from Thursday.
Fayette County public schools head back one week from Wednesday.
For a full list of public school district start dates in central Kentucky, click here.