Jamestown City, School Leaders Moving Forward With Traffic Study

JAMESTOWN – Following accidents involving students this month at a Jamestown Middle School, city and district leaders are planning to make some safety changes.

Jamestown Public Schools and the City of Jamestown announced late last week they will conduct a traffic study to help increase student and pedestrian safety around city schools.







The re-evaluation comes after two students were hit by cars near Persell Middle School. The study will examine Baker and Hazeltine Avenues.

In a statement, Jamestown Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kevin Whitaker re-affirmed that student safety is his first priority.







“The recent incidents involving students crossing Hazeltine is highly concerning and it is important that we take action,” said Dr. Whitaker.

He goes on to state the district has increased supervision of students during arrival and dismissal times, and the school will continue to communicate the importance of crossing the street only in crosswalks with students and parents.













Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist said with JPS being primarily a walking district for students, that brings challenges and safety concerns near school buildings around the city.

Mayor Sundquist also said while the traffic study will focus on Persell specifically, they will be looking at ways to increase pedestrian safety at all Jamestown schools.

 

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1 Comment

  1. pERSELL SCHOOL IS IN ABOUT THE STUPIDEST LOCATION IT COULD POSSIBLY BE…AND THE 7 11 ACROOS THE STREET ONLY INCREASES THE DANGER OF THAT SCHOOLS LOCATION…..

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