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District installs flashing beacons at State High crosswalk to safeguard students

STATE COLLEGE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS RELEASE


Sept. 8, 2015


CONTACT:

Chris Rosenblum

SCASD Director of Communications

jcr19@scasd.org

814-272-8699


District installs flashing pedestrian beacons

at State High crosswalk to safeguard students


State College Area High School students now have further protection crossing Westerly Parkway while traveling between the North and South buildings.


Two Pennsylvania Department of Transportation-approved flashing pedestrian beacons are up and running, warning drivers as they approach a frequently-used crosswalk. During transitions between classes, crossing guards also safeguard students.


            The crosswalk will be along the primary corridor for students walking between buildings once the main State High Project construction begins later this year. Construction will close the present South Building front entrance, shifting the building’s entrance to the rear. An initial project to build a loop road around the building is expected to be finished by Oct. 1.


The district asks motorists to drive slowly and cautiously in the school zone while looking out for students.