Back to school time again in DeKalb County

Cherokee County Herald - - FRONT PAGE - By Jimmy Har­ris

Back to school time is an im­por­tant event for our en­tire com­mu­nity. Stu­dents are back in class. Teach­ers are im­ple­ment­ing new les­son plans. Ad­min­is­tra­tors are work­ing with bud­gets, school bus routes, staffing and school safety con­cerns. Par­ents are co­or­di­nat­ing work and school sched­ules, car pools and sup­port for their stu­dent’s ac­tiv­i­ties and stud­ies. Busi­nesses are equip­ping fam­i­lies, teach­ers and ad­min­is­tra­tors with the sup­plies they need for a suc­cess­ful school year. Back to school is a busy time for us all.

Dur­ing this busy time, please be ex­tra cau­tious in traf­fic. Be mind­ful of our school traf­fic zones es­pe­cially dur­ing the morn­ing hours and early after­noons. Keep an ex­tra look out for po­ten­tial haz­ards around our schools and in neigh­bor­hoods where chil­dren play. Slow down and in­crease your stop­ping dis­tances.

School buses are back on the road. Be aware of bus routes in your neigh­bor­hood and through­out your daily travel. Leave plenty of space for buses. With school traf­fic, an­tic­i­pate de­lays and leave early so you’re not in a rush. And, when ap­proach­ing a school zone or school bus on, be pre­pared to stop.

I want to thank all of you who help make our ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem an in­te­gral, pos­i­tive force in our com­mu­nity. Our chil­dren are count­ing on us — let’s work to­gether to make “back to school” a re­ward­ing, fun, and safe time for all DeKalb County res­i­dents.

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