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How can you help keep students safe on their way to school in 2023?

Douglas County, the Douglas County School District, Sheriff’s Office and Denver Regional Council of Governments work together to encourage student safety

Posted on August 7, 2023 2023Public SafetyTransportation

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Did you know that 67,000 students will start school in Douglas County tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 8? For perspective, about 76,125 fans pack Empower Field at Mile High when the Denver Broncos take the field. That’s a lot of students heading back to school – and it takes all of us to keep them safe on their way.

Douglas County traffic engineers, the Douglas County School District, the Sheriff’s Office and the Denver Regional Council of Governments work together to ensure that students have safe routes to school. We can all do our part by following a few safety guidelines.

Drivers who drop off children or travel through school zones should:

Students who walk, bike, or skate to school are asked to follow these simple steps:

Carpooling helps reduce traffic, lets kids meet their friends and helps parents. The Denver Regional Council of Government’s Way to Go program offers SchoolPool to connect you with your community. Learn more on their website.

Learn more now about School Zone safety including tips for drivers.

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