Centennial School Board addresses dismissal times
Journal Register News
Service The Centennial School Board members refuted negative reports of lengthy dismissal times at district elementary schools at the last board meeting Sept. 11.
“We have administrators who are dedicated to their jobs and safety of our students,” said board member Jane Lynch.
Board member Michael Hartline said he visited McDonald Elementary School and witnessed the dismissal process at the school. He said the dismissal went quickly and efficiently without any delays. He said he witnessed about R0 cars and a number of buses pick up students and leave the school premises in about 1R minutes. Board member Mark Miller spoke of a similar situation at Davis Elementary School, reporting no problems or delays at dismissal time.
“Our facilities, staff, our district administrators — every single one of them have put great effort [into our transportation procedures] and I think it’s nothing short of remarkable,” Miller said.
The discussion about the dismissal procedures followed a post on Warminster Patch website titled, “A Parking Lot Nightmare at McDonald Elementary School,” as well as some emails the school board members reportedly received last week.
At the meeting Lynch responded to the accusations cited in the article, which included the author’s statement that parents need to show up an hour early to get in the car pick-up line. Lynch said that the public should not believe sucwh accusations, but should listen to the positive messages the board puts out. She said the administration and district staff work very hard to ensure efficiency and safety of the students during dismissal time.
“There is a lot of effort to make sure things work well,” Lynch said.