Police will be patrolling school zones

Last updated: August 10. 2014 4:19PM - 395 Views

Beth McGurk visits with a new student and her parents during “Meet the Teacher Day” at Washington Elementary School.
Beth McGurk visits with a new student and her parents during “Meet the Teacher Day” at Washington Elementary School.
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“Meet the Teacher Day” was held on Friday for students attending Altus schools. This not only gave students and their parents an opportunity to meet their teachers, but to see their classrooms and get familiar with their schools.


Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy also wants motorists traveling through the various school zones to be mindful that speed limits change during school days.


“I would like to remind the citizens of Altus that Tuesday, Aug. 12, is the first day of classes for Altus Public Schools. During these summer months motorists have been traveling through our many school zones at the posted speed limits. Beginning Tuesday, those posted speed limits will change during school hours.


Murphy asks that motoriest please observe all posted speed limits and other traffic signs between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on school days.


“Always remember to stop for school buses that are loading and unloading our children and watch for them as they cross the street,” he said. He also added that Altus police officers will be patrolling these school zones.


“I’m certain our children will be excited to begin another school year, so let’s look out for them because they might not be looking out for you. The Altus Police Department wants everyone to have a safe school year.”


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