Central Elementary School
61 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-1106

Safety Plan at Central launches today

Posted May 8, 2011 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on May 8, 2011. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

As you are aware, the Safety Pilot launches today.  We want to thank all of you for your patience during this time and look forward to receiving your feedback.  We ask that you try the new system for a few days before you send us your thoughts and ask that you consider sending suggestions on how to improve the system.  This initiative is powered by many parent volunteers in partnership with Central Staff and the Riverside Police and we are very excited to be part of a change that will hopefully lead to safe drop off and pick up procedures insuring our children’s safety.  We do want to address one bit of feedback we have received:

All we are asking is that everyone follow posted signs, yellow no parking zones and all state laws regarding traffic.  The yellow line in front of the school is a NO PARKING ZONE.   Several parents voiced their feelings that they should be allowed to park in that zone and wait for their children.  This illegal activity is one of the main culprits of the unsafe situation at school as cars stack up  so people double park & beckon their children across lanes of moving traffic to their illegally parked and double parked cars.  Parking in the yellow zone is illegal and unsafe, double parking is illegal and unsafe and parking in the student drop off/pick up zone is illegal.  Parking in the yellow zone makes it very difficult for the Bus to pull to the curb to pick up the children and puts those children at risk as well.  Please work with us to avoid a tragic accident by following the existing posted signs, laws and common sense safe driving practices.  If you wish to wait for your child please find a legal parking space.

We hope to learn a great deal from this pilot and will continue to work with Dist. 96, Central Administration and the Riverside Police to create a long term safety plan to insure the safety of everyone coming and going to school.

We do encourage you to walk to school as much as possible and have included information on starting a “Walking Bus” on your street.


Samantha Durst & Jeannine Glavas




Central Safety Pilot-2