TEMPLE, Texas —
The first Monday back-to-school can be a stressful time on the road. Here are some tips to navigating your child's the first day back with ease according to the National Safety Council.
- Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas
- Carpool to reduce the number of vehicles at the school
- Don't block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to turn
- It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children
According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are only 4 to 7 years old, and they're usually walking. Be extra careful this week!
It's mostly sunny and hot Monday.
An isolated shower is possible around the Brazos Valley, but there's only a 10% chance.
The high temperature will be 101 degrees. It will feel like 105 to 110 degrees around Central Texas for the first day of school.
WHEN CLASSES BEGIN:
- Belton Independent School District - Mon., Aug. 19
- Waco Independent School District - Tues., Aug. 20
- Temple Independent School District - Thurs., Aug. 22
- Killeen Independent School District - Mon., Aug. 26
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School supplies can be expensive for families in the back-to-school season. 6 News wants to help with the Fill the Bus school supply drive.
Drop off supplies at our station at 215 North 3rd St. in downtown Temple between 8 a.m and 5 p.m.until Aug. 23.
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