- The formation of a Traffic and Parking Safety task force
- The request and addition of police officers to assist in directing traffic
- Request that the Board of Education investigate additional on-site parking
- The revision of the student parking plan to include the use of shared spaces, and the implementation of a geographic radius wherein students -- due to proximity -- will not be offered parking.
- The allowance of late entry for seniors who have unassigned study and other students who have study hall to begin their school day.
- The on-site parking site assessment is moving forward with the support of the Board of Education.
- Reminding students that the school opens before 7 a.m., has a breakfast meal service, and has the earliest start time of any District school.
Sears then listed a series of action steps for parents and students, designed to keep students and motorists safe, as well as to facilitate the flow of school traffic:
- Do not drop off students in the middle of a road or drive.
- Ensure students exit on the sidewalk side of the vehicle.
- Have students cross the streets with the assistance of a crossing guard or police officer.
- Do not make K- or U-Turns on Kent Place Boulevard.
- Pull into the school drive as far as possible before drop off.
- Arrive early due to increased traffic.
- As instruction begins at 7:45 a.m., arrive by 7:35 a.m., at the latest.
In a separate e-mail communication, Superintendent of Schools June Chang updated parents regarding the ongoing construction projects at Franklin and Jefferson Elementary Schools.
Chang relayed that he has established a committee, consisting of central office administrators, principals, and supervisors, to create a contingency plan should either Franklin or Jefferson not be ready for opening on September 8.
The Superintendent concluded by saying that he would provide an update August 30, with a contingency plan, should it be necessary.