Great Bend teachers are already back at school, and next Wednesday most of the students will be, too.
Many years ago, schools followed a calendar where classes didn’t start until after Labor Day. And for many more years, classes didn’t start until the end of August. Now that has been pushed back to the middle of August, with classes starting on the 15th.
It’s not too early to think about driving a little slower and being a little more alert in school zones. There will be crossing guards at Lincoln Elementary, Riley Elementary, Park Elementary and Jefferson Elementary, and at 19th and Main and 24th and Washington, at 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
There will soon be extra traffic at those schools, and at Eisenhower Elementary, Great Bend Middle School and the high school, as well as Holy Family School and Central Kansas Christian Academy, all here in Great Bend. If you don’t live in Great Bend, school’s about to start in your town, too.
Here's a homework assignment for motorists: Remember to slow down and skip the aggressive driving. Practice leaving five minutes earlier, especially between the times of 7:30 and 8 a.m. and 3-3:30 p.m.