The back to school shopping lists are rolling in. Trapper Keepers (ok, those might not be a thing anymore), pencils, new uniform shirts, and fresh haircuts are on the list of to-buy and to-do before the big day. And perhaps what's most exciting for parents kids actually getting back on a schedule and going back to school. Cue the happy parents.
"I wouldn't say we dance in the street to celebrate," said Marty Smith FRONTSTEPSVice President of Customer Success
and father of four. "But we are indeed super pleased to send them back to school." Smith isn't alone. This writer is counting the days until her darling daughters head back to class. Smith's kids take the bus. My kids ride their bikes or walk, depending on the weather. My kids are, for the most part, aware of their surroundings when they walk out the door and load up on the bus or pedal through the neighborhood to school. For Smith, it's everyone else I worry about. Drivers racing to work and ignoring speed limits is pretty common, mostly because they haven't seen buses around for the summer and so it takes a bit of getting used to.
"Safety is always a concern," said Randy Sands, FRONTSTEPS National Sales Director. "But now is a good time to remind residents why it's particularly important to follow the rules of the road. Here are 4 ways to get your neighborhood ready for school.