By Daily Republic
The lives of tens of thousands of Solano County children and teens and their parents change this week and next with the start of the 2014-15 academic year. The habits of local motorists should change as well.
Classes began this week in the Fairfield-Suisun School District, at Solano Community College and in Vacaville and Rio Vista. Classes begin next week in the Travis School District.
There are an estimated 425,000 people who live in Solano County, based on U.S. Census Bureau data. A bit more than 17 percent of the county’s residents are older than 5 and younger than 18. That’s around 72,250 children who are of school age.
The numbers match well with state figures.