Eldredge Students Need Sidewalks Cleared Of Snow
"I was appalled this morning (Jan.29) when I realized that the area around the school and the sidewalks leading toward Main St were covered with at least a foot of snow."
I am writing to express my concern, again, over the unsafe situation with unclear sidewalks around the Eldredge Elementary school.
I was appalled this morning (Jan.29) when I realized that the area around the school and the sidewalks leading toward Main St were covered with at least a foot of snow. There is nowhere for the students to walk safely.
After the snow storm last week the situation was the same (extremely dangerous) and I contacted town officials who looked into the matter and promptly had the sidewalks cleared. The town did, however, do a beautiful job clearing the sidewalks for the students who walk to and from Cole Middle School, Hanaford Elementary , and the EG High School.
It sickens me to see the negligence on the part of our town in regard to the safety of the students from Eldredge. Will it take something drastic to happen before the situation is taken care of consistently?
In another matter, the stationing of an officer on Main St for assisting students to cross, I was very disappointed to learn that on Wednesday, the 27th, no one was there to ensure the safety of the students.
I let my own daughter walk home that day, in the middle of a snow storm, only to find out that she had a difficult time crossing Main St with two other sixth grade girls. My husband and I were very upset to say the least. This is not the first time that an officer is absent on Main St in the afternoon around 2:45-3:00. I hope that the unsafe situations can be rectified and that town officials will look into the matter seriously.