Today is the first official day of student attendance for most schools in the area. Vandalia, St. Elmo, Brownstown, South Central and Ramsey School District students are heading back to the classroom today for the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Mulberry Grove School District had its first official day of student attendance on Thursday. Vandalia and Ramsey will both hold a full day of student attendance while South Central dismisses at 1pm, Brownstown and St. Elmo will both dismiss at 2:00pm and Mulberry Grove dismisses at 2:10pm. All schools will have full days of attendance beginning on Monday, August 20.