The Waban Area Council will be hosting a program and discussion to explore student arrival and departure patterns and policy at the soon-to-be reopened Angier School. We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time, 7:30pm on Thursday, November 12 at the Waban Library Center, and aside from two very short items we need to address as a Council (our October Minutes and our Treasurer’s Report), the entire meeting will be devoted to this important subject.
Angier will not be the only school facing transportation pattern changes after rebuilding or renovating and we think this discussion may be helpful in many communities to promote the merits and safety of motivating active transportation and best practices.
Angier Principal, Loreta Lamberti, will be there and will begin the discussion with her expectations of this process. Angier Safe Routes to School Volunteers will speak about the walk-and bike-to-school promotions they organize, and any changes in their plans for the new school. Newton Police Captain Marc Gromada will address crossing guard and safety concerns. The entire Newton School Committee, Angier’s PTO and the City’s Department of Public Works have also been invited. In addition, we hope to engage with our residents about what they have learned during the year and a half of student bus transportation to the Carr School.
WABAN AREA COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:30 PM - Waban Library Center
Following 6:30 PM Angier-Zervas Community and Construction Team Meeting
1. APPROVAL OF OCTOBER 8, 2015 MEETING MINUTES: JC (2 min)
2. APPROVAL OF NOVEMBER 12, 2015 TREASURER’S REPORT: RG (5 min)
3. WAC SPONSORED PROGRAM: DISCUSSION OF STUDENT ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE POLICIES WHEN ANGIER REOPENS (Led by Waban Area Councilor, Andreae Downs)
a. Comments from Loreta Lamberti, Principal of Angier.
b. Comments from Safe Routes to School Program Coordinators.
c. Comments from Newton Police Captain Marc Gromada on placement of crossing guards
d. Open discussion.
The nine Councilors elected to serve on the Waban Area Council for the 2016-2018 term to be sworn-in January 2016 are:
Isabelle Albeck, Pia Bertelli, Joe Corkery, Andreae Downs, Rena Getz,
Sallee Lipshutz, Chris Pitts, Maureen Reilly-Meagher, and Kathy Winters
5. ADJOURN: Next Waban Area Council Meeting: December 10, 2015, 7:30PM, Waban Library Center
We encourage you to contribute to the Newton Food Pantry, housed in the basement of the Waban Library Center, by bringing non-perishable food items when you attend our monthly meetings!
The location of this meeting is handicap accessible, and reasonable accommodations will be provided to persons requiring assistance. If you need a special accommodation, please contact John Lojek, at least two days in advance of the meeting: firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-796-1064. For Telecommunications Relay Service dial 711.