A new school year often brings changes, both in and out of the classroom.
Roanoke City's launching a new teacher cadet program, with the idea of inspiring future city school teachers. This will be the first year of the program, Teachers for Tomorrow.
Music will also be in every Roanoke City school this year, thanks to over $500,000 coming from VH-1's Save the Music Foundation.
As for Roanoke County students, they'll notice new limits on homework and fewer bus stops. Consolidating bus stops is another way the county is hoping to save money.
New this year, the addition of an entrepreneur classes at Cave Spring and Northside High Schools.
The Danville school district has some new faces this year, including a new superintendent and several new teachers and principals.
Lynchburg City Schools are working toward a goal of every fourth through 12th grader having a personal computing device. This year, all ninth grade students will receive a Chromebook for school use in mid- September.
Many school systems are already back in class.
Here are some remaining school start dates:
Pulaski County-- August 15
Roanoke City-- August 18
Craig County-- August 18
Campbell County-- August 18
Roanoke County-- August 25
Lynchburg City-- August 25
Rockbridge County-- August 27