McBrayer Elementary School's Parking

McBrayer Elementary School's Parking

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concerned parent

Morehead, KY

#1 Nov 19, 2009
Are there any other parents out there who are sick and tired of the parking situation at McBrayer? In the afternoon it is a dangerous place to be. It is difficult to maneuver because people are parking is spots that are only parking places in their own mind (the curb, the end of the row, the middle of the lane)when there are "real" spaces available that would require someone to actualy WALK a few steps. There are handicapped spots available for those who are not able to walk those few steps that it would require to get into the building. For those of you who do not have that excuse, what makes you better than those of us who are parking in the proper places walking a few extra steps? Those few of you, and you know who you are, that are doing this you are making the parking lot a dangerous place for the rest of the parents who are also trying to get to the school to get our children also. You are also making it dangerous for the children who dart between these illegally parked cars. So the next time you feel compelled to park illegally, please think about the potential for a bad outcome that your laziness could cause.
curious

Morehead, KY

#2 Nov 19, 2009
I seen a city cop sitting side ways as you go around to drop your child off at the entrance, or pick one up early, he had this entrance blocked at 2:45pm. Are you not allowed to go around that way at that time in the evening anymore? I bet this cop was Mrs. Davis's husband, she teaches there!!
concerned parent

Morehead, KY

#3 Nov 19, 2009
The police have not been sitting there for the last several days, but it dosen't matter because there is no parking there in front of the school by about 7:45 A.M. If you need to run into the school to drop something off you have to park in the main lot because the slots are full. I think maybe the staff is parking there. There should be at least a couple of spaces marked for visitors. I think it is a shame that the cops sit there but they won't even get out of the car to enforce any sembelance of order.
parent

Morehead, KY

#4 Nov 19, 2009
I have a child there and yes it is a pain to say the least to pick up and drop off. I have tried to pick my child up early for doc. appt 2 different times and at 2:30 I couldn't go to the front of the school even though there was parking available. That is not right I don't think. If that is the way they are going to do things then they need to make the faculty park in the last rows so that there is conveniant parking for parents and visitors. There were handicap parking available but you were not allowed access to it elderly and handicap citizens should have easy access to the school that is a no brainer!
Another Parent

Morehead, KY

#5 Nov 19, 2009
The problem started when a select few whined around because there kid would have to go to another school because of different school districts. Because these few parents were allowed to let their kids attend McBrayer they had not other choice but to allow others to attend as well. This has caused a major over crowding at the school. For my kids who is suppose to attend McBrayer they are now having to do without a proper music room and other special classes as well because now these rooms are needed for classrooms. It is to late to do anything about it now because the damage is done. Wait til the new middle school opens talk about being dangerous. Another problem is allowing high school students to park at the elementary school. They have no regard for the little ones who are walking around. All they worry about is trying to see if they can get noticed. They have their own parking area.
parent 2

Morehead, KY

#6 Nov 19, 2009
They need to go back to districts, it used to be you had to attend the school in which the district you lived in. I think it still needs to be that way, and we should not be having this problem, there are way too many kids enrolled at Mcbrayer, this is causing more of a conjestion problem out there in that area than should be. It is more than just that, it is also a safety issue, and much more!!
concerned parent

Morehead, KY

#7 Nov 19, 2009
This is my complaint...with all of the cars that are parked illegally(and it is the same ones everyday)you can't see the littlest one in between them,and I am sorry, but it only takes one child being hurt or killed for it to go from problematic to tragic. And if you are the parent of that one child no amount of "I'm sorry" or even millions of dollars is going to make it alright. I have tried to talk to Mrs. Banks about it and so far it has not gone any where because she hasn't seen it. There is usually a Morehead City police officer sitting sideways to block the "loop", why can't he get out of his car and ticket these parents who think they have a God given right to park wherever they choose. I don't mind walking a few extra steps when it is for the safety of my child.
And as for the highschool students, if they can't park where they are supposed to maybe they should have to ride the bus or have a parent drop them off until they realize that it is a priviledge to drive to school not a right. They have to have a parking pass to park in the school lot, if they are parked in the wrong lot with an improper pass, tow them. That is what they do at MSU and believe me, after mommy and daddy have to pay a couple of tow bills along with a prety hefty fine they will make sure that their child parks in the proper lot. The same for the parents who are not parking in real parking spaces, let them come back out to a ticket on the windshield a time or two and I bet they will get the message too. We already have these rules in place, it is time to start enforcing them and stop worrying about whose feelings will be hurt. From where I sit, God created each of us equally, and these parents who are causing so much problem put their pants on the same way I do or they are wearing theirs backwards.
concerned parent

Morehead, KY

#8 Nov 19, 2009
We are districted for McBrayer but attended Clearfield until last year. There are way too many meth labs in that area for it to be safe. My son attended elementary school at Farmers when we still had a school. He was in the last class to attned. If our board memebers and politician would get more interested in our children and less interested in a "bigger tax base" having all of the children centralized in one large school things would not be that bad out at McBrayer now. I so dread when they finish the middle school. I may home school.
disrespectful

Georgetown, KY

#9 Nov 20, 2009
The one thing that is very dangerous is how the cars will pass or go around the car in front of them. They do not care that a kid may pop out in front of them. This is just a disrespectful, me first person who cannot wait a few seconds for the car in front of them to pull out. It could be a lot safer if the cars would just go single file in all the pick up lanes. As far as visitor parking people would still be to lazy to use them. A good example is to just try to get in & out of the high school. There are empty visitor spots & people still park along the curb! If your in a visitor spot you cannot get out because of the cars along the curb that are behind you nor can you get into one because of the cars along the curb. People are so inconsiderate & disrespectful & its only getting worse!

Since: Sep 08

Morehead, KY

#10 Nov 20, 2009
goat carts are the answer. If we all drove goat carts then we wouldnt have this problem AND we could save on milk and meat. Imagine the revitalized agricultural economic base and the reduction of those noxious weeds. Guardian could make goat cart parts and maybe we could get a cart assembly plant...and many of the buses could be sold off and replaced with a twenty goat team cart. Sure, the commutes might take a little more time, but the spin off industries like whip making could employ many of our graduates. Reduces our dependence on foreign oil, greenhouse gases, keeps the oceans from rising...sure, some folks will just say, naaaahhhh, the old goats.

a buddha said, courtesy could help, or something like that.
mykids better

Kansas City, KS

#11 Nov 20, 2009
just quit your bitching and park at discount city (wal mart) and walk up and get your kid. its all down hill on the return trip
concerned parent

Morehead, KY

#12 Nov 20, 2009
mykids better wrote:
just quit your bitching and park at discount city (wal mart) and walk up and get your kid. its all down hill on the return trip
Maybe we could walk up together. I assume that is where you are parking in order to give everyone else more room.
Another Parent

Morehead, KY

#13 Nov 20, 2009
mykids better wrote:
just quit your bitching and park at discount city (wal mart) and walk up and get your kid. its all down hill on the return trip
I am going to bet if you have kids they are not suppose to be going to McBrayer
concerned parent

Morehead, KY

#14 Nov 20, 2009
disrespectful wrote:
The one thing that is very dangerous is how the cars will pass or go around the car in front of them. They do not care that a kid may pop out in front of them. This is just a disrespectful, me first person who cannot wait a few seconds for the car in front of them to pull out. It could be a lot safer if the cars would just go single file in all the pick up lanes. As far as visitor parking people would still be to lazy to use them. A good example is to just try to get in & out of the high school. There are empty visitor spots & people still park along the curb! If your in a visitor spot you cannot get out because of the cars along the curb that are behind you nor can you get into one because of the cars along the curb. People are so inconsiderate & disrespectful & its only getting worse!
I agree with everything you are saying,the biggest part of the problem is disrespect and laziness. If everyone in that big of a hurry would allow themselves 5 extra minutes to pick up their child and be in an attitude of give instead of take, it would be much safer for all of us. I feel that there has got to be a better and safer way for parents to pick up the children in the afternoon.
I think if there was a system in place for pickup similar to drop off that it would be safer for everyone. My proposal is to have the children that are to be picked up brought to the cafeteria after the children who ride the bus have loaded. There is a window wall there where the children could see the car that their parent or whomever drives. As the cars pull up at the back door the child could come out with the adult in charge who has the sign out sheet that could be signed at that time. I think this would work better as far as safety is concerned. The cars would be in a single file line, the children would not be in the parking lot, and best of all the "lazy" parents would not have to leave the comfort of their cars. It might take a couple of weeks to work out the kinks,and for people to get used to doing things in a different way,but I think it could work. And for the parents who need to get inside to get their child there would be adequate,safe parking.
concerned parent

Morehead, KY

#15 Nov 20, 2009
curious wrote:
I seen a city cop sitting side ways as you go around to drop your child off at the entrance, or pick one up early, he had this entrance blocked at 2:45pm. Are you not allowed to go around that way at that time in the evening anymore? I bet this cop Mrs. Davis's husband, she teaches there!!
I don't know who the officer is, I am sure that it changes from day to day. I have only seen one get out of his car and attempt to control traffic where the problem is. If the loop has to be blocked the car could be parked there and the officer could be directing traffic through the main parking lot. I have seen less bedlam and confussion at a demolishion derby, all under the watchful eye of the Morehead City PD.
concerned parent

Morehead, KY

#16 Nov 20, 2009
myft wrote:
goat carts are the answer. If we all drove goat carts then we wouldnt have this problem AND we could save on milk and meat. Imagine the revitalized agricultural economic base and the reduction of those noxious weeds. Guardian could make goat cart parts and maybe we could get a cart assembly plant...and many of the buses could be sold off and replaced with a twenty goat team cart. Sure, the commutes might take a little more time, but the spin off industries like whip making could employ many of our graduates. Reduces our dependence on foreign oil, greenhouse gases, keeps the oceans from rising...sure, some folks will just say, naaaahhhh, the old goats.
a buddha said, courtesy could help, or something like that.
MYFT for Mayor,it sounds like he has the solutions for all our problelms. I will be your campaign manager and take lots of large bribes and we will take an extended vacation to Rio. They say there are no extridition laws there.
another buddha said,ahh...sun and white sand beaches cure all that ails ya.
concerned parent

Morehead, KY

#17 Nov 20, 2009
Another Parent wrote:
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I am going to bet if you have kids they are not suppose to be going to McBrayer
Brilliant theory, I bet you are right. If this individual had children who were legally districted for McBrayer they would feel as concerned and frustrated as we are...and maybe care a little more for the safety of the children.
disrespectful

Georgetown, KY

#18 Nov 20, 2009
mykids better wrote:
just quit your bitching and park at discount city (wal mart) and walk up and get your kid. its all down hill on the return trip
You are no doubt one of the guilty ones!
Food for Thought

Morehead, KY

#19 Nov 20, 2009
I think they need a better dismissal routine for pick ups. At my son's old school they did quite well for car riders. I don't pick him up anymore b/c of the parking situation
No Respect

Morehead, KY

#20 Nov 20, 2009
Now if the police is not parked at the loop why do people think it is OK on that day to park along the curb of right in front of the building. What should be done is for the police to show up around 3:15 and every person parked along that curb in the loop should be ticketed.

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