Back To School: Children Return To Classrooms Across Metro Detroit

WWJ News
September 03, 2019 - 6:48 am

DETROIT (WWJ) – It's the moment parents have been waiting for! Children across the state will be returning to their classrooms Tuesday, marking the official end of summer vacation.

Several little ones in metro Detroit will be hopping on the bus and going to school for the first time. Others will walk down familiar halls as they enter a new grade. 

Livonia Schools Superintendent Andrea Oquist shared a message for parents.

"We ask them to trust the work that we're doing with their children and we thank them for their partnership. We need to be working together toward that common goal. If we keep their child at the focus between us, that is the most powerful partnership there is," she said.

With the start of school, police are reminding drivers to remember to stop when red lights are flashing on buses.  

Michigan State Police say drivers should prepare to stop when a bus is slowing down and its overhead yellow lights are flashing. In addition -- drivers should stop at least 20 feet away for school buses. People who don't stop could be fined between $100 and $500 and get three points on their license.  

Along with buses, drivers should also stay alert for students walking to school or standing at bus stops.