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New Dismissal Plan Pilot for June 4

Last week Mr. Kilmister presented a new dismissal plan to the Pittsfield School Board, which approved a pilot of the plan for the week of June 4-8. The plan was developed with input from the Board, the PES Safety Committee, the PES PTO, and the H.A. Marston Bus Company.

Under the new dismissal plan, walkers and students being picked up by parents will be dismissed earlier. Parents driving private vehicles will be allowed into the main loop in front of the school at 2:25, and students will be delivered by staff to waiting cars. Drivers will not need to park and enter the school. When cars are loaded, vehicles will exit onto Winsunvale.

The dismissal routine for bus riders or for kindergarteners being picked up outside the kindergarten classrooms will not be affected by this change.

A description of the plan will be distributed later next week and posted on the web site. If all works well , we will adopt the plan next year.

By Clayton Wood Email this author