Alton R-IV will be implementing new safety procedures effective on November 3, 2014. These new procedures will involve changes to driving and parking on campus during the school day.
During the school day it is currently common to see vehicles parked on the road between the High School Building and the FEMA Building. Much like cars parked on city streets, this can make it difficult for drivers of cars that are then moving to see students who could dart from behind a parked car into on-coming traffic. This road will now be a NO PARKING ZONE between the hours of 7:30 am and 3:30 pm on school days. Ballgame and special event parking in the evenings will continue in the traditional manner as these changes will only be in effect during the school day. A visitor parking section has been established just to the west of the FEMA Building where vehicles can completely exit the roadway or visitors may park in the regular large lot between the Elementary Building and the High School Building.
Additionally, no south bound traffic (down the hill) will be permitted in front of the Elementary Building only during the school day from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm. A directional arrow will instruct all visitors to campus to drive to the right toward the High School Building as they enter the Campus. Individuals who will be going to the Elementary Building will be asked to circle the High School Building as well, before parking in the large lot and entering the Elementary Building.
Other than during the AM Bus window from 7:45 am until 8:05 am, which will remain as is, vehicles will be permitted to leave campus either by the road between the High School Building and the FEMA Building or by travelling north (up the hill) in front of the Elementary Building.
None of these changes are meant to be an inconvenience or make maneuvering on the Alton R-IV Campus more difficult or time consuming. These changes are being implemented with the safety of our students in mind and we ask for your cooperation beginning on November 3, 2014 as we implement these changes.
Please contact me at 417-778-7216 if you have further questions concerning this matter.