September 3rd marks the beginning of the school year and thousands of energetic students around the province can’t wait to get back to the books. As school returns, drivers are asked to be extra attentive on the roads as there is increased traffic due to school buses and students.
“I know firsthand how excited kids are at this time of year as they head back to school, or begin school for the first time” Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant said. “I know many parents and educators who are eager to begin a new school year too and it is important that we all do our part to keep our students safe as they travel to and from school.”
Teachers and school division staff have been busy preparing for students’ return to classrooms in more than 770 schools across Saskatchewan’s 27 school divisions and the various other schools around the province.
Approximately 190,000 Prekindergarten to Grade 12 students will attend school in Saskatchewan for the upcoming school year. School zone speed limits vary in communities across the province from 30 to 40 km/h and drivers are advised to be cautious and adhere to the speed limits.
In Saskatchewan, school typically begins after Labour Day unless the statutory holiday falls on or after September 5th.