As Ellwood City School District begins the 2012-2013 academic year this morning, the Ellwood City Police Department and crossing guards have prepared and are set to monitor the safety of all the school children.
“Students may not be paying complete attention as it’s their first day back to school, so motorists need to slow down,” said Mayor Court. “The police will be monitoring the situation. Safety always comes first.”
School Zones will be monitored by the police as well. As defined, motorists must not travel greater than 15 miles per hour within a blinking school zone. Fines and points will be given to those breaking this speed limit law.
Also, Mayor Court said that police Chief Mark Romutis visited Lincoln High School last week to check in on the safety and security in place at the school. Romutis said everything was ready to go for the school year.