SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY
The Edgerton Police Department along with the Edgerton School District takes your children’s safety seriously and so must you. With the beginning of the new school year I would like to remind parents that we understand how congested and frustrating schools zones can become in the morning and afternoon when you’re dropping off or picking up children. However, poor driving habits, parking violations and aggressive driving near the schools create an unsafe and dangerous environment for our children. We are asking all parents to do their part in promoting safe driving school zones to ensure children arrive at school safely.
To help reduce congestion and provide a safer environment please keep these points in mind when dropping off or picking up your children:
- The bus stop is for buses only.
- Walk your child to school when possible.
- Use the school bus system when possible.
- Drop off/pick up children a short distance away from school when possible. This will help alleviate congestion around the school.
- Once your child is out of the car and safely on the sidewalk vacate the area to make room for others parents to drop off their children.
- Do not double park to drop off your child.
- Obey the parking and traffic signs while on the school campus, especially the designated “no parking areas” marked with painted yellow curbs.
- Be mindful of the school staff and crossing guards. They are there for your child’s safety.
- Be a “Good Neighbor” by being mindful of the residents who live near the school.
As part of our commitment to ensuring the children’s safety, the Edgerton Police Department will be actively enforcing traffic and parking laws around the school campus.
Please drive responsibly and conscientiously. Let’s keep the safety of our children in mind and have a good school year
Chief Bob Kowalski & Dr. Dennis Pauli
Edgerton Police Dept. Superintendent Edgerton School District