Email Correspondence with Superintendent Bailey

Most CC and BOE were included in this string

—–Original Message—–
From: Thomas Bailey
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 9:09 PM

Trina: 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 and means that the police will have to write a few tickets to enforce it and make people slow down. I have already spent days at that intersection last year and this year as well as principal Baker. I saw very similar issues that you saw. As you may know the schools have no authority to control the highways and streets. This is clearly the police department and city function. I have expressed concern for this intersection before and now as the most serious and critical regarding student safety. Mr Baker did an excellent job of conveying his concern and we were pleased to see the city manager, chief of police, traffic engineer and public works staff all agree to make application to the state immediately for the sign and have it installed ASAP. Someone mentioned you had expressed an interest of being a crossing guard in the morning. I truly appreciate that kind of commitment but. I stated that without that flashing sign, enforcement of the 20 mph speed limit. and the 300 yard school zone, it would be very difficult to find anyone who would be willing to be a cross guard. I am pleased that finally something is being done to address this intersection. Thank you for your efforts. Tom

—–Original Message—–
From: Trina Baughn
To: Thomas Bailey
Sent: Fri Aug 31 21:45:34 2007
Subject: RE: An Invitation

That is great news! Maybe these added safety measures will help with recruiting efforts. I am still willing to be out there in the mornings.
Are there planned corrective actions for the problems at the Turnpike/Illinois intersection, the kids who are crossing the TP near Jefferson Ave and the kids who are crossing Illinois near the rear RMS entrance?

From: Thomas Bailey Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 11:34 PMTo:

Trina: The school zone will extent down where parents turn into RMS gym entrance. This will help that situation. In addition, the school administration will have to educate the students to cross only at Robertsville Road light and not jay walk across Illinois by the gym entrance. We will have to monitor Illinois and the Turnpike. Tom

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