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Lyman district to change access for two buildings to increase safety

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 29th, 2013


Pioneer Reporter

LYMAN – Changes are coming soon to both Urie Elementary and Lyman Intermediate School.

How and where both drop-off and pick-up locations by both parents and buses will be changing.

The location for parking for both district employees and parents will also be changed in the near future. This information was released at the District’s board meeting last week.

According to Lyman School District business manager Tony Gillies Tuesday, the Urie Elementary project is scheduled to go to bid next month. The start date for the project is scheduled for the end of school in May, with a possible completion date before school starts again the end of August. The project will be funded by the Wyoming State School Facilities Commission at a cost of approximately $250,000.

At Urie Elementary, the present bus drop-off area north of the building will become a one-way-parent drop-off area running east to west. The entrance/exit of the present parking lot will be widened and altered. The parking lot will be designated for parking only.

Directly east of Urie Elementary, the present playground will, after the project is completed, become a U-shaped bus drop-off/pick-up lane. A fence around the bus lane will be re-located and landscaping including trees and dry-scape will complete the project.

Plans for the project began quite some time ago when concerns for student safety were voiced by parents, administrators and school staff.

In other business at the regular board meeting, the board accepted the letter of resignation from Sheri Montgomery.

Board chairman Jim Eyre announced the board plans to meet Feb. 6, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Lyman School District administration building. A work session/retreat is scheduled. The District Vision Statement and Mission Statement will be reviewed. The meeting will be open to the public.

The District legal counsel attorney Geoffrey Phillips was present at the meeting. Eyre stated Superintendant Kent Stokes remains on administrative leave pending completion of an investigation.

For the complete article see the 01-25-2013 issue.

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