Monday, in Miami-Dade and Broward, more than 600,000 students will head back to 760 public schools. Tens of thousands more will be returning to private schools over the next few weeks.
This means traffic will spike all over, with more than 2,000 yellow buses on the road in South Florida. School officials offer these tips for keeping the kids safe:
Kids waiting for buses
Parents in the pickup line
Kids on foot and bikes
High 89, chance of storms.
What’s for lunch?
School meals will cost more this year in Broward: Breakfast is $1.20 in elementary schools, $1.30 in middle and high schools. Lunch will cost $2 in elementary, $2.35 in middle schools and $2.50 in high schools.
In Dade, lunch prices remain at $1.75 in elementary school and $2 in middle or senior high school. Breakfast is free to all students.
First day menu in Miami-Dade: pizza, fruit and yogurt platter, hummus with vegetables, Philly steak sandwich, fresh fruit, spinach/romaine salad, baked breaded okra.
In Broward: Cheesy bread sticks with marinara sauce, crunchy fish nuggets, entree salads, celery sticks, vegetable Normandy, fruit.
You can pay for student lunches and other fees online. Find links at dadeschools.net and browardschools.com.
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