Danny's First Day

This is a story about Danny's first day of kindergarten and how it almost didn't happen due to district-wide bussing issues. Danny Culver, 5, pouts as his mother, Corrie Nixa, talks to the school district office on the phone, trying to find out how her son is going to get to his first day of kindergarten. She was told she would have to drive him or he'd need to walk the two miles from their home to North Park Elementary School, because the district did not assign him a bus route.

Danny Culver, 5, watches his mother remove a loose thread from his shirt before school.

Danny Culver, 5, races out the front door when his ride to school arrives at his house, allowing him to attend his first day of kindergarten at North Park Elementary School.

Danny Culver, 5, struggles to lift his school supplies as his mother, Corrie Nixa, talks to the school secretary about Danny’s bus problems after they received a ride to North Park Elementary School.