School bells ring Wednesday in Juneau, watch your speed through school zones

    Juneau Schools Chief of Staff Kristen Bartlett was a guest on Capital Chat recently, reminding us to watch out for those buses and pedestrians as school starts back Wednesday August 17th:

    Juneau Schools Chief of Staff Kristen Bartlett was a guest on Capital Chat recently, reminding us to watch out  for those buses and pedestrians as school starts back Wednesday August 17th:

    "We're all used to going through our regular routines on the way to work and on the way home and that routine is going to be interrupted a little bit with flashing lights in school zones. So please be aware, especially on places like Douglas Highway and Glacier Highway, where the speed limit is a little bit faster. Watch out for school buses and flashing lights, and this goes for high school students too. Grades 1-12 start on August 17th and then the following Monday, the 22nd, the kindergartners arrive which is always a fun day. Then next Wednesday our preschool starts. The school will be full soon."

    If you still need to register:

    "Come by any time, bring your child's birth certificate, and their immunization forums or records. If they're a transfer student please bring their school records from their previous school. We do have some openings in some of our optional programs so we're still accepting applications."

    Kids must like the new grub at Juneau Schools, and there's a new free breakfast program!

    We asked about the bus route for this year?

    "Bus schedules are posted on the website and you can also contact your school for bus schedules. There hasn't been a lot of changes in bus schedules, so if you rode the bus last year things will probably pretty similar this year."

    Find more information at www.juneauschools.org.

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