Friday, February 23, 2024

Happy First Week Back to School!

This week, Mayor John Huffman wants to usher in the new school year with some important updates across the City.

As lazy mornings turn into hurrying out of the house to catch the bus, students are starting their next year pursuing knowledge in Southlake. Safeguarding our students is a top priority each year, and this school year is no different.

Mayor Huffman checked in with Southlake’s Safety and Security Teams to give you the fast facts about how Southlake prepared for the school year.

As always, the School Resource Officers will be on campus to protect students in case of emergencies, but other departments are continuing to work behind the scenes to ensure safety as well.

The Southlake Traffic Division of Public Works worked incredibly hard over the summer to complete road projects, making travel smoother around the City as well as inspecting and replacing hardware in the school zone flashers.

Our Fire Department has also created a partnership with the Athletic Trainers at CISD to CPR recertify coaches, trainers, and adults that will be around students at games, meets, and practices.

Mayor Huffman mentioned that school zone traffic will affect commute times, so be sure to plan accordingly and drive safely around schools as students and parents settle into their routines. If possible, known traffic hotspots may be avoided to reduce commute times. Some known traffic hotspots are the areas surrounding the following:

  • Carroll Senior High School
  • Carroll High School
  • Jack D. Johnson Elementary
  • Old Union Elementary

The Mayor ended by wishing all students a successful and safe school year! No matter where they attend, we can’t wait to see what this year brings for our students.

To watch the full episode of Minute with the Mayor, click below.

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