Springfield Police News Release

September 7, 2021

Let’s keep kids safe as Springfield students return to school Wednesday and Thursday, September 8th and 9th

This is a reminder that Springfield Public Schools begin welcoming students back to buildings tomorrow. On Wednesday, September 8th, half of the kindergartners, grades 1-5, 6 and 9 will start classes. On September 9th, the other half of the kindergartners, grades 7-8 and 10-12 will start classes.

This means there will be very excited kids catching the bus, walking and riding to school. We have to look out for them because excited children don’t always make the safest choices.

There will also be heavier car traffic and buses in school zones and neighborhoods. Please be extremely careful while you’re driving, especially in school zones. Buses will be causing commuters small delays as they stop to pick up and drop off students. It’s a good idea to leave give yourself a little extra time for your commute.

Please do not pass school buses when they have their red lights flashing. Drivers traveling both directions must stop unless there is a median or barrier between the bus and opposing traffic.

Please obey the 20 mph school zone speed limit. It really helps keep our kiddos safe.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Kris Seibel at (541) 726-2333, kseibel@springfield-or.gov


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