A resident of Suffield Woods shared with the Board concerns regarding parents blocking streets around Palos West during dismissal and inquired as to why more students don’t ride the bus.
Palos 118 Response:
The school district and Board of Education share the same concerns regarding the traffic volume at Palos West during dismissal. The school district has requested the assistance of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office to provide support managing traffic in the afternoon. We are grateful for the support the Sheriff’s Office has provided this school year.
Additionally, the school has and will continue to communicate with parents the option of having their children ride the bus home and the importance of following traffic laws while on public roadways around the school. Unfortunately, the school district only has jurisdiction on school property.
Palos 118 strives to be a good neighbor and will continue to look for ways to reduce congestion around the school during afternoon dismissal.
A resident from Suffield Woods share with the Board concerns regarding property owners using land around the slough behind Palos West to store boats, furniture, and other undesirable items. The resident indicated the school district controlled the conservatorship the property was governed by.
Palos 118 Response:
Palos 118 does not control the conservation easement around the slough behind Palos West. The school district will notify Palos West neighbors of any infringement on actual school property.
Response to Public Comment from Aug. 1, 2023 Finance Committee Meeting
A family provided public comment to share with the Board of Education their concerns regarding the accessibility/inclusivity of the Palos East playground.
Thank you for providing public comment and sharing with the Board your concerns regarding the accessibility/inclusivity of the Palos East playground. The Board will take your concerns into consideration when discussing future improvements to the playground. At this time, there are no scheduled improvements to the playgrounds. Administration will reach out to you to discuss any changes to the school district’s capital improvement plan that may include future improvements.