Photos: Trumbull public schools reopen for the new school year

TRUMBULL — The district’s nine public schools resumed classes on Tuesday, welcoming back 6,882 students.

Though districts elsewhere in the country have struggled with staffing, Superintendent of Schools Martin Semmel said in his August newsletter to parents that the district is “very fortunate to have most of our teaching staff returning and we hired 34 new certified staff and 23 new support staff.”

Semmel said he had plans to tour all of the districts’ schools on the first day, and Tashua Elementary was his first stop.