They had visited campuses including Eastern Hills High and Eastern Hills Elementary schools on Monday, the first day of school for the 80,000 student school district. Check out the school district's photo gallery on the visit.
Here's a school district video on the first day of classes featuring therapy dogs at Luella Merrett Elementary, the opening of the Young Men's Leadership Academy and band practice at Western Hills High.
Students made "thank you" posters for the group, which were presented by trustee Tobi Jackson. (ST photo: Jackson, Price, Supt. Walter Dansby and councilmembers, right)
Price said: "We wanted to express our appreciation for what you do. It is vitally important to the city that we have strong education. Fort Worth ISD is just setting folks on fire."
The Mayor also read a proclamation recognizing school board president T. A. Sims for his 30 years of service on the school board. He was first elected in 1983. T.A Sims Elementary School opened in 1989. Here's more about the campus on Crenshaw Avenue.