Officials offer back-to-school advice for parents
By ROBERT S. MERRILL
It’s back-to-school time for students at Preston and West Side School districts and motorists, students, parents and school employees need to be aware of new schedules and routines for safety sake.
School started in the Preston School District on Monday, Aug. 19. In the West Side District it’s back to school on Thursday, Aug. 22.
Franklin County Sheriff Dave Fryar said all community residents need to consider a number of safety issues with the start of school, especially since school starts fairly early.
The school bell rings for all Preston elementary students, as well as Preston Junior High School students, at 8 a.m. High school students start at 8:10 a.m. In the past school has started at 8:30 a.m. and 8:40 a.m., respectively. The new times are necessary again this year in Preston to accommodate a four-day school week that is in its third year.
“This is a critical time of year, when all of us – students, parents, faculty and bus drivers – need to get our minds thinking of all the schedule changes,” said Fryar. “For the past few weeks we have all been, for the most part, enjoying summer break.
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