Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Kerr Elementary walkway closure upsetting parents
I would like to have more information from the city, so today I obtained the addresses of the four houses that sit beside the walkway. I will attempt to get police records of the egg throwing incidents at those locations. I would be interested to know if the city is alleging that the elementary kids from Kerr threw the eggs in the morning on the way to school or did they keep them for the entire school day and throw them in the afternoon?
Any reports that we can obtain will have the times of the incidents listed so that should be helpful.
You can look at the map and see why the parents are upset. The straight red line denotes the walkway. As you can tell, kids in the neighborhood have always been able to use to walkway as a direct path to school. The arrows indicate the route that they will be required to take after the closing. They could walk over to Northgate Road, but it has no sidewalks and slopes down from the roadway.
I sent an email earlier to 3rd District City Councilman Don "Bubba" Williams to get his thoughts on the closure. When I hear back from him, I will update this and share his answer with you.