FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Bringing some play to education. One thing new at East Allen County Schools this school year is updated playground equipment at all the elementary schools.

Superintendent Marilyn Hissong is starting her 31st year with the district this year and it’s her seventh in the top job.

The district goes back to school Wednesday, August 9. Before kids hit the classrooms, WANE 15’s Alyssa Ivanson sat down with Hissong to talk about the upcoming year. Watch the videos below to hear the conversations about school safety, hiring and a new Strategic Plan the district is working on this year.