Education Minister Darin King is enthused about the start of another school year.
Students throughout the province will be heading back to class tomorrow morning.
In a news release Tuesday morning, King welcomed students and staff back to class, encouraged parents to get involved in their school and urged motorists to obey the safety laws around school busing and school zones.
“Over the summer months, we can fall out of the habit of watching for students in school zones and on school grounds,” he said.
“It is important to remind motorists to follow the speed limits around schools, and to be particularly mindful of children who are on their way to and from school, or boarding and exiting a school bus. Drivers must remember to stop, whether following or approaching an oncoming school bus, when the red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended. We all have a role to play in ensuring student safety.”
Several new schools are opening in the province this fall, while new school construction projects, major extensions and redevelopments are also ongoing in a number of areas.
The education minister said a good school is more than just bricks and mortor.
“It has been my experience that successful schools, and successful students, are the result of supportive school communities where everyone is focused on student achievement and finding positive approaches to the inevitable challenges which arise,” he said.