The first day of classes for schools in Georgetown ISD is Thursday, Aug. 18. The Georgetown Police Department reminds drivers to slow down in school zones. As students go back to school, police will be monitoring school zones throughout the city.
“This is an exciting time of year, and we look forward to welcoming students and families back to campuses throughout the district,” Superintendent Fred Brent said. “Help us ensure they arrive safely each day by reducing speeds and adhering to posted speed limits in school zones."
Look for the school zones at most of these Georgetown ISD schools:
Carver Elementary, 4901 Scenic Lake Drive
Cooper Elementary, 1921 NE Inner Loop
Ford Elementary, 210 Woodlake Drive
Frost Elementary, 711 Lakeway Drive
McCoy Elementary, 401 Bellaire Drive
Mitchell Elementary, 1601 Rockride Lane
Purl Elementary, 1953 Maple St.
Village Elementary, 400 Village Commons
Williams Elementary, 4101 Southwestern Blvd.
Wolf Ranch Elementary, 1201 Jay Wolf Drive
Benold Middle School, 3407 Northwest Blvd.
Forbes Middle School, 1911 NE Inner Loop
Tippit Middle School, 1601 Leander Road
Wagner Middle School, 1621 Rockride Lane
East View High School, 4490 E. University Ave.
Georgetown High School, 2211 N. Austin Ave.
Georgetown Alternative Program, 502 Patriot Way
Richarte High School, 2295 N. Austin Ave.
S.T.E.P./Lott Juvenile Detention Center, 200 Wilco Way
School zone speed limits are in effect during the posted hours or when yellow lights are flashing. The school zones times are about 7-9 a.m. for before-school times and 2:30-4:30 p.m. for after-school hours. The fine for speeding in a school zone is $10 per mile over the limit, plus state court costs. This would mean a $100 fine plus $159 in state court costs for driving 30 mph in a 20 mph zone, for example.
State law prohibits the use of a wireless communication device in a school zone during the posted hours or when yellow lights are flashing.