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WCPS Prioritizes Student Safety at the Start of the School Year

Posted September 3, 2019

Hagerstown, MD (September 3, 2019) - The doors are open for the 2019-2020 school year in Washington County Public Schools (WCPS), and we remind the community of laws and common sense practices that will help make travel to and from school for students, whether on foot or school buses, or in private vehicles, as safe as possible. As it has in recent years, WCPS will receive support from state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies, who have provided a visible presence in school zones and key locations where buses travel as a reminder to motorists to slow down, stay alert and obey all laws that apply to school buses transporting students. Passing a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop sign displayed, in either direction, is against the law. WCPS also requests that motorists be aware of more children walking to and from school and to bus stops on school days, and to respect the signals given by school crossing guards allowing children to cross streets and roads.