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Springfield Schools preparing for new traffic

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Springfield School District is working to create a new traffic flow for parents and students to get to the high school.

Bussing for the high school was canceled because of a failed levy attempt and Springfield Superintendent Dr. Michael O'Shea says the school is preparing for more traffic.

"What we are going to do is take our sheriff deputy who is the high school resource officer and we will place him out in front of the building," said O'Shea. "Then our Holland police officer who is also a resource officer for the district will be working back towards the middle school."

O'Shea is asking parents coming northbound on McCord to go past the high school entrance and turn left on Hall, then turn left into the front parking lot. If you are going southbound on McCord then you can turn right into the high school's front entrance.

O'Shea says they are also monitoring potential traffic problems for the upcoming school year. Adding to the district concerns of traffic is the McCord underpass project.

"Roads close, and our understanding is that it will take place this spring for a period of 75 days," said O'Shea. "That is going to cause some additional problems for the motoring public in general."

The Superintendent says the McCord construction project has also blocked off around 70 spaces in the senior parking lot.

"We do have additional spots just to the west of our football stadium," said O'Shea. "So we will be relocating students to that area. We also have a parking lot directly in between the middle school and the high school that we will utilize for student parking."

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