3/19/2014 9:42:00 AM Town to improve student drop-off areas at 2 schools
Parents drop off students Monday at Del Rio Elementary School, where ingoing and outgoing traffic backs up at the intersection of Road 2 North and Road 1 West, blocking both the entrance and exit to the student-drop-off area. The Town will provide the construction work to improve the student drop-off areas at the school.
District officials approached the Town to engineer and construct the two projects, because the Town has a professional engineering staff and construction crew.
The District will use $200,000 from the district's Adjacent Ways funds, a school district tax which must be used for a school's safe ingress and egress to the school property, or for fire and bus lanes.
The Town constructed a new student drop-off for the Chino Valley High School in 2010 that included curb and gutter, and sidewalks across the front of the school on east Center Street.
Goals include better traffic flow as parents drop off their children at the schools, and a separation of bus and passenger traffic.
"Any parent who drops off kids can attest - there's lots of conflicting movements going on right now," Town Engineer Ron Grittman told the council.
Grittman said basically costs will run $50,000 for the engineer designs and $150,000 for the construction of both projects.