Crosswalk at Quaker Valley High School enlarged
As Quaker Valley School District officials consider long-term efforts to solve drop-off issues at the high school, Leetsdale Council members have increased the size of a crosswalk used by students.
A crosswalk at Beaver Street and Valley Lane was enlarged to encompass the entire intersection.
“There has been some discussion about kids not using the crosswalk to cross the street and putting themselves in jeopardy,” council President Joe McGurk said.
McGurk said enlarging the crosswalk is “in lieu of getting a crossing guard because these are senior high kids.”
McGurk said borough leaders opted not to consider a crossing guard because, he said, he was unsure parents dropping children off would obey a crossing guard. He said students “basically can't avoid” the crosswalk.
“This is one way to satisfy the school (and) one way to satisfy the borough in making it safer for the kids to cross.”
School board members in the spring voted to spend $400,000 to purchase two homes along Beaver Street as part of a plan to consider adding a parking lot to allow for on-site student drop-off.
District officials and homeowners of one remaining property have not been able to come to an agreement.
School administrators and board members said any long-term recommendations would be part of an ongoing process that would include a committee made up of school personnel and community members to determine what the district could do to alleviate what school officials say has been a problem at the high school for more than a decade.
Bobby Cherry is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or email@example.com.
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