Once again, Chicagoland students will begin their school year on a variety of dates. It’s incomprehensible to think about providing a detailed list of all the districts. Way too far outside the scope of today’s writing.

Many of the suburban area schools are open, or getting ready to welcome the students. Chicago Public Schools will open after the Labor Day weekend.

My view as a concerned adult puts safety as a top priority. Regardless of when the classes begin, be aware of school buses flashing lights and timing of the the stop signal arm. We all need to re-familiarize ourselves with the locations of school crossings.  When driving, watch for school zone signals.  A speed limit of 20 mph may seem too slow, until a young child crossing the street appears in front of you.