Police will be enforcing school zones in the West Kootenay this week

As kids go back to school today in parts of the region, RCMP are out with a reminder.

Police will be out enforcing school zones in the West Kootenay for the remainder of the week. 

The 30 km an hour zones are in effect from 8-5 Monday through Friday on regular school days.

School buses will also be stopping to pick up and drop off students.

It's illegal to pass a school bus in either direction when it's displaying a stop sign and flashing red lights.