Anew school year begins this week for three of the school districts in the Free Press distribution area. The other three districts will begin next week. Safety is always a concern at this time of year, especially for younger students. A few reminders:
• State law prohibits passing a stopped school bus.
• If your child walks to school, choose the safest route and walk it with your child; teach them to watch for traffic when crossing a street.
• If riding a bike to school, children should wear a helmet and follow the rules of the road; kids riding on the left side of the street is a frequent and unnerving sight in our small towns.
• If driving them to school, drop off your child in a safe area; make sure they leave the vehicle on the curb side. —DR