The sun is rising on a new school year.
Police are asking you to be extra vigilant today as kids return to class.
Drivers should pay extra attention around school zones and near intersections and crosswalks.
The new school year at the Hamilton Public School Board arrives with a new vision of “curiosity”, “creativity” and “possibility.”
Public board Chair Todd White predicts the new vision will be adopted in 100 different ways at 100 different schools.
The new vision follows a two-year review which identified five areas where Hamilton’s public schools can do better.
Those are positive culture and well-being, student achievement, communication, partnerships and school renewal.
While it’s back to classes for most students today, that’s not the case at Halton’s Public School Board.
The one day delay is the result of a new contract Ontario teachers signed with the province, giving them an extra Professional Development Day.
It says parents were notified of the change in the spring when the school calendar was approved.
In a news release on Friday, the board said 62-thousand students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 would get the day off after it was decided to put the extra professional activity day at the beginning of the academic year.