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3 more area school districts start back to school Thursday

Savannah-Chatham County school buses were ready to roll at 5 a.m. Thursday morning. (Source: WTOC) Savannah-Chatham County school buses were ready to roll at 5 a.m. Thursday morning. (Source: WTOC)
(Source: Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia) (Source: Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Summer break is over for several area school districts that are heading back to the classroom on Thursday.

Students in Chatham, Effingham, and Montgomery counties will begin the new school year on Aug. 3.

The buses were ready to roll out at 5 a.m. Thursday morning to start their routes in Chatham County.

Metro police want to remind drivers to watch their speed when driving in school zones. For most of Georgia, 25 miles per hour is the speed limit in school zones. Police say driving just 5 miles over the speed limit could lead to injuries. They say the higher the speed, the longer the breaking distance. Police add that distracted driving is also a big problem when passing through school zones.

For information on all Savannah-Chatham County bus routes, click here.

Also on Thursday, it's the first day for new Savannah-Chatham County Superintendent Doctor Ann Levett. She will be welcoming students at several schools across the county this morning, including Coastal Middle and Marshpoint Elementary schools, but the first stop on her list is Hubert Middle School.

We've got Team Coverage all morning on The News at Daybreak to make sure you are prepared for the first day.

And don't forget to send us your first day photos to pics@wtoc.com.

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