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O.J. Neighbours arrival, dismissal procedures change

By The Paper staff

Due to construction on North Wabash Street, O.J. Neighbours Elementary School’s arrival and afternoon dismissal procedures have changed, Wabash City Schools officials announced.

North Wabash Street, starting at the Harrison Street intersection heading north to U.S. 24, will be one-way for northbound traffic during the entire time of construction.

Therefore, O.J.’s drop-off procedure will be as follows for the morning:

• There will be no parking in front of the school at any time.

• The front drive will be a two-way street with marked lanes.

• Bus rider drop off will begin at 8:10 a.m. with buses entering the north church entrance and dropping students off on the north side of the building. Students kindergarten through second grade will enter door 18 while third and fourth graders will enter door 17.

• Car rider drop off will begin at 8:15 a.m. All cars will enter the south entrance off of Wabash Street. No cars will be allowed to enter at the north church entrance in the morning as it will be reserved only for buses. There will be a marked drop-off zone, which cars will be required to pull forward as far as possible. Students will exit the vehicles once in the drop-off zone. All students will enter the building through the main entrance. Cars will follow traffic lanes and can exit at the north church exit to proceed north to U.S. 24 or make a loop at a provided roundabout, drive down the front of the school in the southbound lane and exit to travel south.

• Parents walking students into the building in the morning must enter through the south entrance off of Wabash Street. Parents must drive down the front of the building, parking in the north parking lot and walk down the front of the building to the front entrance.

The afternoon dismissal procedure will be as follows:

• There will be no car traffic in front of the building in the afternoon.

• Buses will enter the south entrance off of Wabash Street and pull up in front of the school for pick up from 3:05-3:15 p.m. Teachers will walk student to the buses and then the buses will leave via the north church entrance at 3:15 p.m.

• For car riders, cars will enter the north church entrance and park in the parking lot. Parents will enter the cafeteria doors at 3:20 p.m. to pick up their student. Cars will then follow traffic lanes and can either exit at the north church exit to proceed north to U.S. 24 or drive down the front of the school in the southbound lane to exit the south entrance to Euclid Street.

Posted on 2017 Aug 08