Thousands of South Coast Students Head Back to School: Monroe Elementary in Santa Barbara is just one of many campuses resuming classes this week

Thousands of students headed back to school Monday all over the South Coast. At Monroe Elementary School on the Mesa, Principal Celeste Darga welcomed students as they walked in to find their new classrooms. Families parked all over the neighborhood to walk their children into class, and Monroe’s Parent Teacher Association provided free coffee to parents. … The streets are packed with yellow school buses and more Metropolitan Transit District buses this week, since college students are back at class, too. Santa Barbara City College and Westmont College both started Monday while UCSB’s fall quarter doesn’t start until Sept. 26. more

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