JCSD1 Officials Talk Burritt Avenue Drop Offs

This is a current map of how the drop offs will go at the beginning of the school year. A larger version is available below. (Courtesy of JCSD1)
This is a current map of how the drop offs will go at the beginning of the school year. A larger version is available below. (Courtesy of JCSD1)

The Johnson County school district has released an official plan and map for parent drop-offs while S. Burritt Avenue is still under reconstruction. Hannah Stepenoff has the story.


The first day of school for Johnson County is August 26, and the school district has released details on how the drop-off situation will be handled on S. Burritt Avenue. Two schools are located on the avenue--Meadowlark and Cloud Peak elementaries; while Clear Creek Middle School is partially located on the avenue.

District officials have released an official map of how the drop-offs will go until the Burritt Avenue reconstruction is completely finished which is estimated to be in early October.

The Buffalo Police Department will be present to facilitate traffic flow at major points of congestion around the three schools.

Superintendent Gerry Chase said the buses will run 15 minutes early in the mornings and five minutes early in the afternoons to separate bus and parent traffic. Parents and the buses will temporarily have to share the bus drop off location on Conrad Street, he said, which offers access to the schools.

He said the schools will still be serving free breakfast at 7:40 in the morning at Cloud Peak and 7:45 at Meadowlark and Clear Creek. He said he does not expect the change in bus schedules and parent drop-offs to affect the program.

The drop-off plan is tentative, he said, and as the project progresses it will be subject to change. He said parents are welcome to contact the district or school leaders with questions.

A time line for the project and a map of the current drop-off plan can be found on the web version of this story.

The estimated time line is as follows:
-By August 22 maintenance crews expect to have the street completed at the Brock Street intersection.
-By September 5, they expect to have the street completed up to Conrad Street.
-By October 4, they expect to finish the street from the Conrad intersection through Cemetery Road, thus completing the project.

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