WRIGHT TWP. — With the resumption of classes a little more than a week away, Superintendent David McLaughlin-Smith reminded Crestwood students and parents on Thursday of new traffic patterns that will be in effect for the 2013-14 term.
In an effort “to make traffic backlogs go away,” student drop-offs via private vehicle will be allowed only through the South Main Street entrance, beginning on Aug. 26, the first day of classes for grades one through 12, McLaughlin-Smith said during Thursday’s school board meeting.
The plan has been implemented in an attempt to resolve early-morning traffic congestion on state Route 309.
Only school bus traffic will be permitted to enter school property from Route 309, McLaughlin-Smith said. Students driving vehicles to school are required to enter via the South Main Road entrance, according to the new policy.
Also, the board swiftly moved through an agenda that included:
• Hiring Jacklyn Ganz as reading specialist at $43,026 per year, with director Michael Marshall casting the only no vote.
• The transfer of $150,000 from the general fund to the Capital Projects Fund.
• The payment of invoices for repairs to the high school building’s roof, $140,055; the purchase of a work truck from Fairway Motors Inc., $34,452; flooring work at Rice Elementary, $45,562; and for consulting fees to Breslin, Ridyard, Fadero Architects, $716.63. A lawn tractor was purchased from Valley Power for $8,700.
• The designation of eight professional staff members as department chairpersons for the 2013-14 term.
• The appointment of cafeteria personnel, administrative support staff and classroom aides.
• Taking action on the sale of delinquent real estate taxes to Commonwealth Asset Strategies Inc.