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 starts in both the Preston School District and the West Side District on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Preston Police Chief Val Sparrow said all community residents need to consider a number of safety issues with the start of school, especially since school is starting in Preston one-half hour earlier than a couple of years ago.
The school bell rings for all 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 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 up-coming changes,” said Sparrow. “For the past few weeks, we have all been, for the most part, enjoying summer break.
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