The following has been submitted to the OR City Council and the OR BOE. As you will see, progress has been made. But there is still so much more to do! Please continue to contribute in whatever ways you are able. The calls and emails that have been made to local officials are making a … Continue reading Progress!
I've published some of the correspondence I've had in the next two posts to address what the schools and city have done so far. In both strings, all city council and BOE members were included.I've also had lengthy discussions with the ORPD. As of right now, they will not position a police officer at either … Continue reading Updated Info
Most CC and BOE were included in this string-----Original Message-----From: Thomas BaileySent: Friday, August 31, 2007 9:09 PMTrina: The city staff, Principal Mike Baker and I meet Wednesday and determined that a flashing yellow warning light needs to be installed like the high school has this year. This will create a 20 mph speed limit … Continue reading Email Correspondence with Superintendent Bailey
Most CC and BOE members were included in this string.From: O'Connor, James Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007The School Superintendent and I have met to discuss this issue. It was decided that school flashing lights would be a good start to addressing the issue. Dr. Bailey is looking into the Schools funding the installation and the … Continue reading Email Correspondence with the City Manager
Oak Ridge has two very dangerous intersections (Robertsville Rd. & Illinois Ave and the OR Turnpike and Illinois Ave) at which children as young as elementary school age are crossing daily (and have been for the last year) without the assistance of a crossing guard, speed zones or police presence of any kind. Last month, … Continue reading THE PROBLEM DEFINED
Have you got an hour a day to spare? How about an hour a week? O.K. then, 1 hour a month? Call me an idealist, but I believe that’s really about all it would take to solve one of our most pressing problems. I am referring to our children’s safety in route to and from … Continue reading Initial Public Appeal
It’s no wonder that I’ve had my share of critics speak out in recent months. Perhaps the most common statement that I’ve heard is that the school budget is too complicated for me to understand, let alone appreciate. And while I’ve never claimed accounting as a strength, I’m not convinced that I’m incapable of appreciating … Continue reading It’s All So Complicated