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Who is responsible for enforcing drop-off and pick-up procedures at the public schools?

Pressley Baird
StarNews

Q. Who is responsible for enforcing drop-off and pick-up procedures at the public schools? Parents often drop-off and/or park illegally yet the police officers do nothing and it appears the school does nothing either. It is a dangerous situation for the kids on bikes or walking to school.

A. In New Hanover County, schools outline rules for drop-off and pick-up procedures in their parent/student handbooks. You can view an example of those rules here, from Murrayville Elementary School’s handbook (page 7).

Staff members often stand outside in the mornings and afternoons to help drop-off and pick-up run smoothly. School principals are responsible for enforcing all procedures, said Bill Hance, the district’s assistant superintendent for operations

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2 Responses to “ Who is responsible for enforcing drop-off and pick-up procedures at the public schools?”

  1. On July 10, 2013 at 4:14 pm BJones wrote:

    The question about enforcing the pick up/ drop off rules is an important one but it brings up this redistricting to create ” neighborhood schools”. When school start back it would be great if parents and taxpayers would drive by a couple of schools and look at how few bicycles are in the bike racks and how few students actually walk home from their “neighborhood schools”. It’s pretty much the bus or the parents. It’s the parents creating the traffic jams.

  2. On July 11, 2013 at 7:15 am betsy wrote:

    I can tell you when I worked as a crossing guard at Pine Valley there was a 4 way stop and I had to get in the middle of the road and hold up traffic for the kids to get across the street…most of the time the procedure was good but there needs to be someone there at all times because these are young children and they will try to dart out and get across street…It was most hectic in the afternoons..