McBrayer Elementary School's Parking

McBrayer Elementary School's Parking

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curious

Lexington, 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!!
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

Olive Hill, 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

Lexington, 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!!
disrespectful

Owensboro, 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

Grayson, 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
Another Parent

Olive Hill, 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
disrespectful

Owensboro, 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

Olive Hill, 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

Olive Hill, 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.
polly

Grayson, KY

#21 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!
You aren't supposed to be dropping off in the front of the school anyway. It was posted in all newsletters sent home, that drop off was only at the bus loop. So don't complain next time someone passes you. Some have to get parked if they want to walk their child in. If you drop off, go to bus loop where it is supervised.
parent

Morehead, KY

#23 Nov 21, 2009
One of our biggest problems in the entirer school system is that we let out of county school kids attend ours. We have had such a huge attendence boost from out of county students in the last few years that district lines are changing now it's not the same old district that some of our children started in. We were in McBrayer district when my son started Kindergarten now he is in 2nd and we are now in Clearfield I live within the city limits. I have a pre-schooler who will be in Kindergarten next year that leaves me with my hands tied. I won't take my oldest out of the school he has attended for the last three years nor will I put my other child in a seprate school. I know there is going to be much debate over this but think of it this way if a emergency was to happen how do you pick which kid to get first if theres a natural disaster of some kind?
opinion

Morehead, KY

#25 Nov 21, 2009
Food for Thought wrote:
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
If there are so many parents that have a problem with the dropping off or picking up of their children, my suggestions are either put your kids on a bus, or as a group attend a board meeting and express your opinions there. It will be on record and heard by the superintendent, and maybe they will look into improving that situation.
dont think so

Grayson, KY

#26 Nov 21, 2009
opinion wrote:
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If there are so many parents that have a problem with the dropping off or picking up of their children, my suggestions are either put your kids on a bus, or as a group attend a board meeting and express your opinions there. It will be on record and heard by the superintendent, and maybe they will look into improving that situation.
are you kidding? Together we Can, is just a saying, it is not followed through with. They know and have known about this situation for along time, and about others also, does anything seem to get done? NO, this is our taxpayer dollars at work!! I agree we need to attend more meeting and let our voices be heard, and also let them know, who voted them in their position they sit in, way tooo much i might add. I think alot more could be done, that is Not getting done, for the safety and welfare of the students!! Things don't have to be this stressful just to drop off, or pick up your kid. Ppl are dropping the ball as usual, when it comes to doing their Job!!!
two cents worth

Morehead, KY

#27 Nov 21, 2009
dont think so wrote:
<quoted text> are you kidding? Together we Can, is just a saying, it is not followed through with. They know and have known about this situation for along time, and about others also, does anything seem to get done? NO, this is our taxpayer dollars at work!! I agree we need to attend more meeting and let our voices be heard, and also let them know, who voted them in their position they sit in, way tooo much i might add. I think alot more could be done, that is Not getting done, for the safety and welfare of the students!! Things don't have to be this stressful just to drop off, or pick up your kid. Ppl are dropping the ball as usual, when it comes to doing their Job!!!
If enough parents got together and expressed their concerns to the board and even wrote a letter in the editorial section of the paper, I think it would make a statement. Invite the media. One or two parents won't make a statement, but 50-100 would definitely catch their attention.....isn't it worth a try? What would you do to improve the situation there?
Crazy

Versailles, KY

#33 Nov 22, 2009
It's only my opinion, but locating 4 schools next door to each other with only a tiny little road to service them all is really asking for major traffic and security problems. We needed these schools but lets face it, Morehead doesn't have any prime time real estate left, so they probably had little choice of where to build them. Morehead is layed out strange, the "flow" of this town seems odd at best. Does anyone know if they are going to have different start-up times for the schools to help aleeve the traffic?
Just me

Commerce, GA

#34 Nov 22, 2009
concerned parent wrote:
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We could start by enforcing the rules that are already in place. If law enforcement is already there (blocking the loop) why not start ticketing illegally parked cars. Enforce proper parking for the high school students who are parking illegally in the elementary school lot. And again ENFORCE not just watch it happen as if noone is in control.
Can't enforce high school kid parking in Mcbrayer lot. That would be school policy they are violating not a ordinance or law.
two cents worth

Morehead, KY

#35 Nov 22, 2009
concerned parent wrote:
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The reason my daughter does not ride the school bus is because I don't want her to ride the bus with the high school students. There are things that go on on the school bus that I am not yet readys for my nine year old to know. I am very willing to go to the school board meetings and make my opinion known. I wanted to know what kind of support there would be for such a motion. One standing alone can't do much, but there is strength in numbers. And you forgot to mention one last powerful option, and that is home schooling, thereby reducing the amount of goverment money that they could receive for my daughter who is nothing but a positive dollar sign for the Rowan county school system because she does not ride the bus or receive free lunch. It sounds as if I have some positive feedback for the most part and I am more than willing to get this ball rolling.
I would not want my nine year old to ride a bus with high school students either, so I appreciate that input. I was never in favor of building an elementary school out there by the high school anyway. I think having only the high school and the middle school out there close by each other would have been a better idea and then they could have torn down the old middle school or renovate it, whichever was most cost effective, and have a new grade school in town.

There is strength in numbers, and if parents are genuinely concerned they should agree to meet or at least make an appearance at a board meeting like I said. If I had a child at that school I would make a stand with you, but I don't. Keeping children out of school for a day would get the attention of the media as well as the school board. Home schooling could be an option, but is not always convenient. Has a group of parents ever confronted the principal there? Maybe if she realized there were so many parents upset, she would look into it also.
comment

Lexington, KY

#36 Nov 22, 2009
now parents who work in morehead are allowed to let thre children attend our schools, some are from morgan elliott and fleming co. schools just because there parents work in our town there kids are allowed to attend here
parent 2 wrote:
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!!

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