Some students heading to the first day of school in St. Paul this morning were greeted by public officials at street corners around town.
Such as the school superintendent, the mayor and some council members and school board members.
And Police Chief Thomas Smith.
And the head of the teachers union.
The idea was to greet students and wish them a successful year. Groups of St. Paul officials were deployed on four corners around town.
At Stewart and Maynard:
- Parks & Recreation Deputy Director Kathy Korum
- City Council Member Chris Tolbert
- School Board Member Anne Carroll
- Angelique Kedem, Wilder Foundation
- School Board Member Elona Street-Stewart
- School Board Member Louise Seeba
- City Council Member Melvin Carter
- School Superintendent Valeria Silva
- Mayor Chris Coleman
- City Council Member Dan Bostrom
- School Board Member Keith Hardy
- Mary Cathryn Ricker, president of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers
- Parks & Recreation Director Mike Hahm
- School Board Chair Jean O’Connell
- Police Chief Thomas Smith.