Palmdale School District

Palmdale School District Superintendent Raul Maldonado (left) shares a laugh with Cactus Magnet Academy students and PETA President Andrew Ramirez, on Thursday, the first day of school.

PALMDALE — Palmdale School District students’ first day of school, on Thursday, saw students and staff members heading back to school and being greeted by District staff, including Superintendent Raul Maldonado.

“After visiting several schools, this morning, to welcome the new school year, I repeated the phrase, ‘Welcome to a new school year, 2022-23,’ ” Maldonado said, when asked what he felt greeting students on the first day. “I saw many happy faces and smiles. It was a grand opening of schools. It was fantastic to shake parents’ hands and share summer stories.

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