THE BRONX - Fathers and father-figures accompanied their children to school on the first day of classes this year at Bronx schools, as part of a national responsible-fatherhood initiative.

The "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" initiative is sponsored by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and the New York State Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance (OTDA).

It is the fourth year of the initiative.