School Faces Dangerous Traffic Issues - KLFY News 10

School Faces Dangerous Traffic Issues


A school on East Kaliste Saloom Road is caught in a traffic jam. As a matter of fact, there's no flashing signals or signage warning drivers that a school is up ahead.

Some parents who have to pick up their kids say the situation can easily turn dangerous. The Head Master of the Episcopal Elementary School says the city parish government is stepping-in to help out. 

Across four lanes of traffic sits the Episcopal School of Acadiana.  The school has been at the location for three years.   The headmaster says it's quite a sight to see when school lets out.

Doctor Charles Skipper says the Lafayette City Parish Council has agreed to help to pay for school zone signals and signage.

Before that the school has been using duty deputies to help direct traffic onto the school grounds.  Doctor skipper says there are 215 students and they're safety is important.

The $15,000 that will be used to help with the school zone flashing lights and signage will come the Lafayette Consolidated Government's Capital Construction Fund.   LCG Councilman Donald Bertrand has the authored the funding request. 

But the number of large companies looking to add jobs dropped and that's according to the CEO's themselves. A survey shows that only 29-percent plan to increase hiring over the next six months. That's down from 36% in June. CEO's say they're worried about budget cuts and tax increases planned for next year.

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