The Pleasanton school district has some pointers for students and parents, old and new, as school starts this morning.
People are asked to remember that traffic is always at its worst at the start of the year as parents walk their children to their first days of school or try to figure out where to drop off students, and as student drivers jockey for parking spaces.
Leave home early and be cautious of students walking and riding bikes, the district urges.
Also, a new California law has changed the requirements about student immunization against pertussis--whooping cough. For the 2011-12 school year, students entering grades 7-12 will need proof of a Tdap booster shot within 30 days of starting school.
Earlier, the deadline for receiving the vaccine was when schools open, but that was extended by a special state Assembly bill that was signed earlier this month by Gov. Jerry Brown.