Parking by the numbers at Greeley
School-Day Parking at Greeley
September 19, 2014
by Lori Townsend, Greeley PTA Chair
While we’re waiting for new signs for the Greeley parking lot, we have an important update regarding parking during school hours. In an effort to ensure parking for teachers and to have control over the parking lot in light of staffing and budget cuts, a new plan for parking is in effect for the 2014-15 school year.
Please be advised that all numbered spots are assigned to Greeley staff members. Do not park in any spot that is numbered- including V1, etc. Unauthorized cars parked in those may be booted or towed. On school days during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 2:35 p.m., parking for visitors is permitted in two places – the first parking bay near the school and parallel to the softball fields (see map). If those visitor lots are full, drivers may look for overflow parking at the Education Center. Signs will be installed soon. Thank you for your cooperation.
What does budget cuts have to do with this? ” In an effort to ensure parking for teachers and to have control over the parking lot in light of staffing and budget cuts,”
Editor’s Note: I think they might mean that the district doesn’t want to use staff to make sure that the parking is used by the people who are supposed to park there: teachers. The numbers make it self-policing. If someone’s spot is taken, that teacher will presumably report it and the district can then take the actions described (booting or towing).
Speaking of parking at the high school when will the PTA, the school board, the superintendent and principal address the empty school bus issues that this town suffers from.
This is important and had been virtually and willfully ignored for much too long.
Drove through the Greeley lot at 10 AM and found 18 empty spaces. Either Greeley has a high faculty absence rate or teachers are not honoring their contract 7 hour day.
I honestly think the school district should think about changing the SENIOR LOT. There seems to be accidents there on a daily basis. These students are young and the lot is really not made for so many young teen drivers. I am an adult and have driven through and its very easy to hit another car trying to get through the lot. But the senior class assistant principal doesn’t seem to do anything about it.