Back To School Reminder From Wayne Police Department

WAYNE – With area schools closing out their final teacher in-service days and students gearing up for a new year, a local police department shares a message for all.

According to a release from the Wayne Police Department, it’s that time of the year again where children are heading back to school and they wanted to remind everyone on back to school safety tips.

For those driving, never pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. Nebraska law prohibits passing a school bus in either direction when the bus is stopped with its red lights flashing and stop arm fully extended. Also, make sure to watch your speed in school zones and be sure to follow the posted speed limits.

For parents who have children walking to school, plan on walking the route with them beforehand and to choose the most direct way to be sure your child knows when it’s safe to cross the street.

Teach your student to obey all traffic signals when walking or biking to school and be sure they walk to and from school with other trusted schoolmates. “Never talk to strangers”. Also, make sure your child knows a phone number where they can reach their parents or legal guardians in case of an emergency.

The Wayne Police Department would like to welcome back Wayne Community Schools and St. Mary’s Catholic School students and teachers, wishing all a great first day of school.

Wayne Community Schools students will begin on Wednesday, August 14 with a half day before attending their first full-day on Thursday, August 15.

St. Mary’s will begin with a noon dismissal on Tuesday, August 20 during their first day of school.