The Decatur Police Department sent out this announcement…
City Schools of Decatur students are headed back to school next Monday, August 3, 2015. We will have more traffic to include vehicles, buses and big & little pedestrians and cyclists on main roads and neighborhood streets. Please plan on allowing more time for your commute and PLEASE slow down and pay extra attention as excited students head back to class. We will have additional officers on duty in and around the school zones to remind everyone school is back in session.
Reduced speeds for school zones are indicated by either flashing lights and/or signage with the times for the school zone posted. Flashing lights are not required or posted for every school zone. You must also obey the times indicated by signage posted for school zones.
Also, please remember that you must stop when the school bus is stopped and visual signals on the school bus are activated. Visual signals include red and amber flashing lights and stop sign. Amber flashing lights indicate the bus is slowing to stop. Red flashing lights and the stop sign indicate the doors are opening. You must stop for both. Do not proceed until the bus resumes motion or visual signals are no longer activated.
Atlanta Public Schools start back on Wednesday, August 5, 1015 and DeKalb County students return to school on Monday, August 10, 2015.