Thursday is the first day of school for many counties in the East, with the exception of Currituck, Dare and Hyde Counties.
School was cancelled in those counties along the coast because of Hurricane Irene.
Pitt County Schools start the new school year with new attendance zones and changes to bus routes. There will also be a moment of silence after the Pledge of Allegiance every morning in Pitt County Schools.
Drivers on the roads Thursday morning should be prepared to share the road with school buses and to watch out for kids walking in the street.