Over the next couple weeks, we will look at each school facility in the District and focus on the facility needs that would be addressed with the 2022 Zero-Tax-Increase School Improvement Bond, what we call our “Nuts and Bolts” Plan.
We started with our elementary schools. Next up, Turrill Elementary!
If you have seen our other elementary school posts, you will notice several similar items at each facility — safety and security upgrades, PA system, playground upgrades, etc.
Turrill, like Murphy and Schickler, would be slated for a new multi-purpose addition in order to have separate cafeteria and gym spaces. There’s also new lighting, some bathroom upgrades and long-overdue additional parking.
Another aspect of the prospective bond projects for Turrill is so major that we will do a separate post on it — the infamous parent pick-up loop.
It is no secret to Turrill parents that the pick-up process is a major problem. Years ago, Turrill was a proper neighborhood school with a modestly-sized attendance area. When Turrill became a year-round school, its attendance area was no longer modest — it became the entire district.
As you can imagine, this increased the number of parents using pick-up and drop-off at the school. Now the pick-up line weaves west out of the lot, south down Oak Street and east on Demille through the intersection at McCormick Drive.
Were the zero-increase school improvement bond to pass on November 8, more than $200,000 would be allocated to improve traffic flow at the west entrance.
More on this project soon!
For more information, contact Jared Field at Jared.Field@LapeerSchools.org.