Ascot Avenue Elementary School parents and loved ones will have greater peace of mind over their children’s safety with the launch of a curbside valet program coming March 18.
Councilman Curren Price’s Field Staff joined Safe Routes to School (SRTS) partners and community members on March 5 as part of a training for the new service. This initiative, spearheaded by parent volunteers, school administration and LAUSD School Police, will allow boys and girls to be safely dropped off and picked up from school without the need for parking. Neighbors should be conscious of this new program when driving around the neighborhood.
The valet program, along with loading signs and other precautionary measures, are all part of SRTS—a national and LADOT program charged with implementing improvements to ensure children have a safe path to campus.
To ensure the safety of children at Ascot Elementary, drivers should follow these simple rules as the new program is rolled out:
- Follow the instructions of the Valet crew.
- Do not park within 10 feet of the orange coned area.
- Pull all the way forward to the volunteer with the STOP sign (unloading zone) before allowing children to exit the car.
- Allow the adult Valet to assist children from the car. Drivers do not need to exit their vehicles.
- Children should gather their books, backpacks, jackets, lunch and/or any personal belongings prior to reaching the Valet Zone so they are ready to immediately exit the car.
- Before exiting the Valet area, drivers should wait for a signal from the Valet Volunteer to ensure children are safely out of the way.