Parking lot safety at Brownridge- Safety Over Convenience…

27 Nov

Dear Brownridge Families,

There is continued concern about parking lot safety at Brownridge PS. As you know, at the November School Council Meeting, there were issues raised about the speed at which cars are being driven in the parking lot, the location at which students are being dropped off, the blocking in of parked vehicles and the parking of cars in the middle of the parking lot so parents can walk their students into the school. Based on the dialogue and concern for student safety, we are asking the following:

Please slow down. Safety over convenience at all times.

  1. Please park on the road or in a parking spot if you are walking your child on to school property. DO NOT park in areas which stop the flow of traffic and block cars in.
  2. Please note:  The bus loop/Emergency Lane is off limits to cars between 8:25-8:40 as this interferes with bus drop off and cars are not allowed to pass the buses.  Please drop your child off at the sidewalk near the entrance to the parking lot at the west end of the school and then drive through the parking lot once your child is dropped off. Do not stop for extended periods of time and do not park in the middle of the parking lot.
  3. Do not enter through the exit as this is one-way and an accident waiting to happen.
  4. The handicap parking spot near the YMCA daycare is only to be used by those who have a permit to do so.
  5. Consider walking to school.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.  Unfortunately if these guidelines are not followed we will have to close the parking lot between 8:25 and 8:40 each morning in order to keep our children safe.

If you have any questions please let us know.

Thank you,

The Brownridge Team