Another school year is upon us in Moose Jaw as now all students are back to class, but not necessarily at the same school as last year.


Today is the first day back to school for students in the local Prairie South School Division.

It's a new look division with a lot of changes to start a new school year. You'll remember last spring, the Prairie South School Board closed several schools including Moose Jaw's Ross School, Briercrest, Limerick, Crane Valley and Willow Bunch schools.

But that's done and Education Director Brenda Edwards wants us to move forward.

"I think a lot of what our attention was focused on last year, not necessarily by choice, was getting the structure of the organization in place and our reason for being is about learning and educating our students."

Cornerstone Christian School is back today as well while Vanier has been back for nearly 2 weeks.

The kids are back in school and with that in mind, the Moose Jaw Police Service reminding us to be a little extra cautious behind the wheel.

Corporal Drew Waldo with the Traffic Safety Unit says kids can sometimes be pre-occupied and might not be aware of the possible dangers surrounding them.

"These kids may be crossing out between parked cars or just walking out at a cross walk, some of the youth are riding their bike and aren't paying attention so its important to just slow down."

Waldo says the posted speed limit in school zones is 40 kilometres an hour but sometimes even that can be too fast.