For some schools, preparing for the first day has entailed more than waxing floors and hanging posters.
Renovation of Vine Grove Elementary School is nearing completion and construction crews are working to get the building ready by Aug. 8.
Teachers can enter the building and begin readying their classrooms Thursday, Principal Greg Sutton said. That date is ahead of the original schedule.
That night, the open house for parents and students is at Valley View Baptist Church in Vine Grove.