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The 2018-2019 School year will officially begin this Thursday, August 23, for students in the Emmetsburg Community School District and Emmetsburg Catholic School. All grade levels with the exception of Kindergarten, Kindergarten Readiness and Pre-School will return to classes on Thursday. School will start for Kindergarten students on Monday, August 27, and Kindergarten Readiness and Pre-School students will begin their classes on Tuesday, August 28. For students who will be attending West Elementary in Emmetsburg and their parents, one important change will go into effect for this new school year. All traffic on Call Street between Eighth and Sixth Streets (8th &?6th) will be ONE WAY, TRAVELING?NORTH on the west side of West Elementary. Then on Madison Street, between Sixth and Eighth Streets (6th &?8th), on the east side of the school, will be ONE?WAY?TRAVELING?SOUTH. Additionally, No Parking will be allowed on the sections of one-way streets. The changes in traffic flow were implemented earlier this summer following action by the Emmetsburg City County and a request by the district and Emmetsburg Police in the interest of pedestrian safety for children attending West Elementary. Motorists are also reminded of increased pedestrian, bicycle and moped traffic to the school campuses in the community. Along with the increased traffic, drivers are also reminded of Iowa’s School Bus laws. No motorist may pass, in either direction, any School Bus that is stopped on a public roadway picking up or discharging passengers that has activated its flashing red lights and deployed a stop signal. Any motorist who violates the law is subject to a Simple Misdemeanor for a first offense and subject to a fine of at least $250, but not more than $675. Also, a conviction may result in a jail sentence of not more than 30 days in addition to a fine upon conviction of the offense. A conviction of a school bus violation will also result in a 30-day suspension of driving privileges by the Iowa Department of Transportation, as well as classification as a “serious violation” requiring SR22 insurance for a two-year period following a conviction for unlawful passing of a school bus.

 
 

AA Meeting August 23, 2018

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