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Every day, twice a day through out the school year our children stand beside busy roads waiting for the school bus without any safety measures to warn motorists. In Florida alone 3-7 children are killed annually at their school bus stops.
The school districts rely solely on the school bus being at the stop for bus stop safety, but until the bus arrives our children are vulnerable. Since Gabrielle (Gabby) Mair's death on June 1, 2010, four other children have been killed at their bus stop waiting for the bus and after the bus left.
Warning signs for motorist as to the location of the bus stop with temporary reduced speedlimit on roadways with speedlimits greater than 25 MPH would eliminate or greatly reduce the needless tragic deaths.
As you may be aware, Blue Coat School was recently given permission to fence in their playing fields, more commonly known as Table Top. For years the school has had main use of these grounds for PE.
The awarding of this field has caused upset amongst some local residents, who are claiming the school are land grabbers! They have slashed tyres and put windows through on builders vehicles, basically acting like common criminals to make a point.
As parents we believe that the school, as with every other school on the country, has the right to protect it's pupils and to ensure they are safe whilst at school. For a number of years pupils haven't been able to make full use of the fields due to dog mess, drug parafanalia and illegal motorbikes tearing it up.
We believe that, especially these days, we should be able to send our children to school safe in the knowledge that they are secure, safe and not exposed to any random person coming into contact with them. This is their right as it is ours to ensure they are as safe as possible whilst at school.
Therefore we ask you sign our petition to show support for the school at a time when they are getting alot of negative publicity. I support them having enclosed grounds, I hope you all do too.
Based on information from DEECD the following hazardous building materials found in old school buildings include asbestos; PolyChlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Synthetic Mineral Fibres (SMFs) and lead-based paint.
They are hazardous to the health of people. For example, the inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause respiratory diseases including asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer. Latency periods of up to 40 years are not uncommon for these diseases.
Clearance Certificate provided by the school principal