Back-to-School Time in Jefferson County
Back to school time is an important time for our entire community. Students are back in class, teachers are implementing new lesson plans for the school year, and administrators are working on budgets, school bus routes, staffing, and school safety concerns. Parents are coordinating work and school schedules, carpools, and support for the activities and studies of their children. Businesses are equipping families, teachers, and administrators with the supplies they need for a successful school year.
During this busy time, please be extra cautious in and around school bus routes. As school buses get back into their normal routine throughout daily travel, be mindful of our school traffic zones especially during the morning and early afternoons. Keep an extra lookout for potential hazards around our schools and in neighborhoods where children play. With school traffic, you should anticipate delays in your travel and leave early to avoid the rush. And, when approaching a school zone or school bus on the road, be prepared to stop for buses and pedestrian traffic.
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 everyone.
Lafayette Woods, Jr.