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Teachers Return To School; Students Next

KSAL Staff - August 6, 2014 12:00 pm

Kansas education leaders fear a new revenue forecast requiring the state to make $278 million in cuts for the current fiscal year will result in a school funding reduction.

Kansas education leaders fear a new revenue forecast requiring the state to make $278 million in cuts for the current fiscal year will result in a school funding reduction.

It’s another sure sign that summer vaction is nearly over, and that students will be returning to school. Salina USD 305 teachers returned to the classroom Wednesday.

The district kicked of the 2014 – 2015 school year with its annual all-school assembly, the only time during the year when the entire district gathers in one location. Teachers from every school in the district gathered at Salina Central High School. After hearing several speakers to get them motivated for the new year, teachers returned to their respective buildings an classrooms.

USD 305 students will join teachers back in the classroom next week. Classes for most students begin on Tuesday.

Drivers are reminded that with schools soon back in session, school zone speed limits will be back as well. To help get into the habit of slowing down in speed zones, flashing lights began operating this week. Be aware of the school zones and the reduced speed limit. When a school bus stop arm is extended, vehicles traveling in both directions must come to a complete stop. Drivers cannot pass a school bus when the stop arm is extended. Flashing lights on the bus will also be used.

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