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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Kincardine School Calls For Safer Crosswalk

Kincardine | by John Divinski  

School Board have approached Kincardine council about upgrading the crosswalk on River Lane at Kincardine District Senior School

Photo By John Divinski 

Representatives of the Bluewater District School Board have approached Kincardine council about upgrading the crosswalk on River Lane at Kincardine District Senior School (KDSS).

Bayshore Broadcasting News reporter John Divinski says of prime importance is the safety of the students attending Grades 7 and 8 classes.

Principal Mark Ozorio says they're asking for a crosswalk on River Lane be upgraded to flashing red lights, activated by pedestrians.

He says the junior students gather daily at the field across from the school before they make their way to class and have to cross that road..

Ozorio points out some drivers are missing the signs already posted and there've been some "close calls."

Deputy Mayor Marie Wilson moved a motion that staff prepare a report on options for funding an upgraded crosswalk and look into costs of a crosswalk guard.

She says, "I don't want to see a close call become an incident."

Councillor Maureen Couture says the school board created the situation and thus should pay for it, however, she says, she's open to cost-sharing.

KDSS has 158 Grades 7 and 8 students in total and 520 secondary school students with 23 school buses arriving and departing a half-hour before and after school.

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