Rome police officers will be posted outside each of the schools to monitor and ensure things are running smoothly, according to Rome Police Maj. Denise Downer-McKinney.
Downer-McKinney warned that drivers should keep in mind the flashing lights that alert them for school zones and to be cautious of bus traffic to prevent any injury.
Speeding in school zones will be monitored as well. With extra traffic around schools, she recommends that drivers leave a little earlier.
Both Unity Christian School and the Georgia School for the Deaf start
on Monday. Floyd County Schools and St. Mary’s Catholic School go back to classes on Aug. 8. Berry College Elementary and Middle
School starts Aug. 10. Darlington School returns Aug. 20.