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Madison-area students head back to school Tuesday

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Most students head back to school this week and police warn drivers about being safe in school zones.

In the Madison Metropolitan School District, school starts Tuesday for elementary students, sixth graders and high school freshmen. School starts Wednesday for the rest of the middle and high school students.

Madison has a new interim superintendent this year. She talked to 27 News about one of her priorities while she's here. "We're really going to focus on literacy for sure and getting all students at the next level of learning and literacy. That'll be a big push for this year," says Dr. Jane Belmore.

Madison police remind drivers to watch out for children in school zones and to obey crossing guards' signals. They also warn drivers to slow down especially during the start and end of the school day.

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