Summit County schools primed for students
August 10, 2010
Only two weeks remain for Summit County parents and students to finish back-to-school shopping. School starts Aug. 26 for students living in both North Summit and Park City school districts. South Summit schools begin on Aug. 24.
Class schedules remain unchanged from last year. Bus routes in all three districts will see no significant changes as administrators and drivers prepare for a new school year. South Summit School District
Buses in Park City School District take many precautions to ensure student safety. Bus-rider safety is the top priority according to Park City School District transportation administrator Brent Chaston. Students are given passes that limit which bus they can ride to prevent getting onto the wrong bus. Each student is assigned a seat on the bus they ride. Transportation administrators teach bus safety trainings in schools throughout the school year to students from first to fifth grade.
Student safety is the combined responsibility of bus drivers, students riding the bus and drivers sharing the road, according to Chaston. Other drivers on the road need to obey laws regarding school buses and speed limits in school zones. "Our job is their [the students] safety, their welfare," Chaston said.