It’s back to school across SD&G

In this September 2015, file photo, Cornwall police Const. Brian Synott and Const. Matthew Dupuis stand next to a school bus as they get ready to enforce the law as students return to class. (CCPS via Newswatch Group, File)

SD&G – Thousands of English Public and Catholic school students are heading back to class today (Tuesday) for another school year.

That also means the majority of school buses will be rolling again and city police are reminding you to be on the lookout for kids and also stopped buses.

Failing to stop for a stopped school bus with its lights flashing is a minimum $400 fine and six demerit points on your driver’s licence.

The City of Cornwall is also reminding you that crossing guards will be out and school safety zones will be enforced by local police.

It’s also the beginning of bigger penalties at school crossings and crosswalks. As of Sept. 1., failing to stop carries a maximum fine of $1,000 as well as four demerit points.

Students with the French Public and Catholic boards, went back to class last week.