Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Back-to-School Traffic Reminder

BTS 4It’s hard to believe that summer is winding down and school will soon be back in session. Back-to-school preparations are already underway for Carroll Independent School administrators, teachers, parents and kids. If you don’t already have it marked on your calendar, the first day of school for CISD students is Monday, August 24, 2015.

The Southlake Police Department has also been busy making preparations and planning for the back-to-school rush. School Resource Officers (SROs) will be on hand to help keep traffic moving smoothly as parents drop off and pick-up their kids. Additional Police Officers will be patrolling area schools to make sure that drivers slow down and watch for children in crosswalks, and as they get into and out of vehicles or buses near school zones.

BTS 2Drivers are also reminded to take extra precautions and watch for children crossing streets and intersections as well as watching for students who ride their bikes to school. “Our number one priority is to make sure students arrive safely to school. Drivers can help keep our children safe by planning ahead and allowing themselves extra time to get to their destination,” said Police Chief James Brandon.

The Southlake Police Department has a few tips to help drivers and parents navigate the first week back-to-school rush:

  • Parents – check for any changes in traffic patterns near your child’s school and make adjustments for any road construction in the area.
  • It might also be a good idea to ‘time’ the route you would normally take to allow yourself enough drive time for the first week of school.
  • All drivers – **Remember to obey all traffic warning signs including “no cell phone use” when lights are flashing in school zones.
  • Allow extra time for your daily commute as traffic will increase before and after school.

A School Resource Officer  will be on each campus to assist students and teachers when classes begin as well as throughout the school year. We hope that you will look for opportunities to meet your child’s School Resource Officer during the many ‘Back-to-School’ events.

Working together we can ensure a safe and successful school year for everyone.