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By James Walling
The Courier 

Irle School Entrance Blocked


Glasgow Schools Superintendent Bob Connors says unusual weather conditions and equipment malfunctions led to inconveniences for parents dropping off students at the New Irle School on Friday, Dec. 11. The Courier received multiple calls from concerned parents after the main entrance to the school was blocked by the Glasgow Police Department to prevent accidents in the snow and ice.

The GPD’s Trint Gamas noticed the potential hazard at the school’s entrance while on routine patrol and stopped to help. No emergency calls related to traffic issue were placed.

“It was 55 degrees and then it snowed,” said Connors on Dec. 14, adding that the varying temperatures combined with a broken hydraulic line on equipment used for clearing school parking lots led to unforeseen complications. Connors also indicated that the newness of the facility has prompted changes in procedure as the district attempts to adjust to new challenges.

“[In the future,] we’re going to do the middle school lots first,” Connors explained, adding that the weather, “forced us to look at some of our procedures. The old building wasn’t a problem, but this has allowed us to to look into what we can do for our parents and kids.”


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