Letters about school contained inaccuracies | SummitDaily.com

Letters about school contained inaccuracies

Letters to the editor Tuesday contained many inaccuracies.

First is that those opposed to the school as designed are against locating it in their neighborhood.

We will provide two alternative plans, both locating the school in Cottonwood Park. We are advocating safety through planning. No stoplight has been approved for this location.

The school board is willing to pay for one. The Colorado Department of Transportation says no. The school crossing guard will be responsible for stopping traffic on Highway 9.

The school has 79 designated (in revised version March 20) parking spaces. It has an additional 47 unpaved spots. The current school has 62 parking spaces and 250 students. The new school is for 450 students. You do the math.

To handle some of the overflow, the town is planning on building unpaved parking on the south side of Hamilton Creek Road. For big events it will not be enough. Anything beyond one-third of the parents and one-third of the staff will cause overload.

We like kids. We like schools. We like safety. We would like to have all three in our neighborhood.

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