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Keeping Kids Safe: Richland School Maps Out Safety Routes

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As construction work is moving right along so close to students at Richland schools, they're literally mapping out safety precautions. As construction work is moving right along so close to students at Richland schools, they're literally mapping out safety precautions.
RICHLAND, WA – As construction work is moving right along so close to students at Richland schools, they're literally mapping out safety precautions.

School is back in session and the Richland School District couldn't be more excited about the construction of several new schools for their students. As the work is done so close to those students they need to take precautions.

At Sacajawea Elementary they have created a safe walking route. Red lines show what streets students should walk down to get to the building and where parents should possibly drop their kids off to stay away from construction.

On the same lot where the students are learning or outside playing there's heavy equipment being used to construct the new building and by emphasizing safety administrators hope to prevent any possible danger.

"We've made sure that they're not going to cross any of the main entrances, they're going all the way around and of the locations where construction is occurring,"

The school district isn't just focusing on Sacajawea, Lewis and Clark Elementary has some nearby construction and in a year Marcus Whitman will do the same. They'd like for people to be aware of school zones and be cautious around crosswalks no matter what school you're driving by. 
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