Archive for Thursday, October 21, 2004

School board OK’s plans to ease traffic

October 21, 2004

The Basehor-Linwood School Board agreed recently to a proposal submitted by Leavenworth County officials that could alleviate after-school traffic congestion at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.

County officials recently contacted the school district with concerns about an overflow of cars being backed up to County Road 2, west of the school, in the afternoons when school is letting out.

"They thought that was a traffic hazard," said Don Swartz, Basehor-Linwood School District director of building operations.

According to an agreement between the two sides announced at the Oct. 11 board meeting, the school district will pay for materials and labor for the construction of a new chip-and-seal parking area at Glenwood Ridge, while the county will supply labor and equipment through its public works department.

The project entails building a new parking lot east of the existing space, and then utilizing space previously used for parking as a loading and unloading zone. School officials said completion of the project should alleviate any concerns the county may have regarding afternoon traffic coming from Glenwood Ridge.

The School Board approved, 7-0, a Leavenworth County proposal to resolve traffic congestion at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.

The new traffic flow patterns should begin early next week, Swartz said.

In other news, the School Board:

  • Approved, 7-0, letters of employment for Kelly Schneider, a secretary and registrar at Basehor-Linwood High School; Jennifer York, food service employee at Linwood Elementary School and Eric Hall, a custodian at Basehor-Linwood High School.
  • Approved, 7-0, the resignation of Della Bryant, a school district food service coordinator.
  • Approved, 7-0, the out-of-state travel plans for BLHS students. In November, approximately 20 students will attend the Future Business Leaders of America fall conference in Omaha, Neb.

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