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East County Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 3 years ago

Lane changes aid arrival, dismissal at McNeal Elementary and Nolan Middle in Lakewood Ranch

District spent $886,000 to reconfigure those parking and entry areas.
by: Pam Eubanks Senior Editor

Parents and visitors to Gilbert W. McNeal Elementary School and R. Dan Nolan Middle School will see a major change as they transport children to and from campus this year.

This summer, the School District of Manatee County invested about $886,000 to reconfigure the schools’ parking and entry areas. The changes are intended to alleviate problems at dismissal and arrival times. 

“The idea is to give parents the same amount of cuing without blocking the entrances to the office and exit without impediment,” Nolan Middle School Principal Scot Boice said. 

There will be signs to direct drivers, as well as markings on the pavement, Boice said.

Red indicates the McNeal-only lane. Yellow indicates the lane for those visiting the office of either school. Blue is the car-rider lane for Nolan Middle. Green is the exit lane for both schools.


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