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Catholic school board requesting traffic lights and bus connection

The Catholic School Board is looking for the city to be proactive when it comes to city buses stopping at their new high school. Superintendent Karl Germann explains that on the first day of school at St. Joseph’s High School in 2001, they had bus service and it continues to be very helpful for students. They would like to see the same thing happen for St. John Paul II Junior Senior High School in Arbour Hills. Students and staff could use it to get to school.

“After school, they might use the bus to hop to their workplace because they don’t have a vehicle or they need transportation to get to their workplace. It has really worked well at St. Joe’s and we really hope they replicate that same system in the north. We hope it doesn’t sit on a plate for three or four years.”

They are looking for the County to have buses connect at the school as well. Germann says they would like the buses set for opening day in February 2018.

“If you go to any large or midsize city in Alberta, students in junior and senior high can use the [city] bus service to get to school. It helps out students and it helps out staff. We are asking the city to consider putting John Paul II as a stop for the white bus service.”

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The Catholic School board is also requesting a set of traffic lights at 132nd Avenue and 108th Street. Germann says the traffic lights are for the safety of the students at the new high school but also, the general public.

“You see there is a road build up heading north on 132nd Avenue because the school is technically on 133rd. That road is already access to that area but they are going to have to make sure traffic flows properly and it’s safe.”

Germann says they would like those lights in place by SEptember 2017.

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