NBR August 19, 2003 - Cohl Dollison, 5, and his mother Laurel Dollison, arrive at Holland Elementary School in the Springfield School District Tuesday where kindergarten students and their parents got a preview bus ride. Blade photo by Dave Zapotosky
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Cohl Dollison, 5, with her mother, Laurel Dollison, looks apprehensive as she arrives at Holland Elementary School during a preview bus ride for kindergarteners and their parents in the Springfield Local School District.
Practice helped the youngsters who started the school year on Tuesday. There are 3,100 students bused to the six Springfield buildings and 50 locations for charter, parochial, and special needs schools.