Back To School in Wayne County

Approximately 3,000 students will be welcomed back to the Wayne County Schools on Wednesday. This year Kentucky has new standards for reading, writing, math, health/PE and computer science. Teachers have been preparing for implementation of these standards since the spring. This year, school security will be emphasized with the assistance of two school resource officers already in place that monitor hallways and patrol the campus. There will also be new required procedures for visitors to the schools, as all entrances into the schools will always be locked, with the main entrance to have an electronic system to buzz visitors into the main offices. Motorist need to be cautious when the three different loads of students are on the roads, especially between the hours of 6:00-8:00 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Preschool buses with monitors also travel during mid-day routes between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Drivers are asked to always be conscious of stops the buses make along their routes, where stop arms and blinking lights signal motorists to stop going either direction.