Rialto Unified School District Hears Parents Concerns and Responds With Help

Dollahan Elementary gets a RUSD Public safety Officer

Dollahan Elementary gets a RUSD Public safety Officer

Parents at the local school of Dollahan Elementary watched school drop off and pick up times become a major issue. The issues were wide spread out on the street Etiwanda Ave, in the City Park that is in front of the school (Flores Park) and inside the enclosed oddly shaped parking lot. We have covered numerous stories of issues that almost led to dire consequences and we fielded a lot of calls from the city, school district and police.

Well the school district has had the appropriate reaction to our pleading for more safety at this Elementary school. Monday September 28th Rialto Unified School District Public Safety Department has had a Public Safety Officer on site keeping things safer inside of the school parking lot. You may ask what has changed by adding a Public Safety Officer? Well here are the changes:

  1. No longer do parents double and triple park bringing the traffic flow to a dead stop.
  2. The angry pushy bus drivers no longer come into the parking lot blaring their horns.
  3. Areas that are labeled for buses or Day Care Vans no longer have parents parking there.
  4. Staff and District vehicles are no longer driving on the side walks while kids are preparing to leave for the day.
  5. Parents and children are now safer inside the parking lot.

What hasn’t changed is the total disregard for parking rules in Flores Park and traffic on Etiwanda Ave where the issue of angry parents and fighting over traffic supremacy and the ZERO enforcement of traffic by the city or police. Parents still speed up and down local neighborhood streets, road rage controls Etiwanda Ave, the crossing guard is nearly taken out on a daily basis and the city should remove all of the red curb paint and handicap markings because nobody pays any attention to them and Rialto PD seems to have an issue enforcing the CVC code.

One of the latest issues that sits solely on the shoulders of the city is the sidewalks. When Marcus Fuller was the Public Works Director residents complained about the 1000’s of lifted sidewalks in the Flores Park Area. Mr. Fuller’s remedy was to grind some of those sidewalks and the others they used black asphalt to create ramps. So like everything else Mr. Fuller did in Rialto it was a halfway attempt to fix a problem and now things are worse than before. Here is why:

  1. When the asphalt was laid down it was allowed to spill over and damage residents lawns and properties.
  2. The asphalt didn’t fuse together correctly so it has began to fall apart and denigrate.
  3. Since parents that don’t want to fight the traffic that the police can’t get under control they walk their kids and there has been a recent spike in people falling and injuring themselves.
  4. With speeding up and down residential streets at an uncontrolled high, the neighborhood street that should be a safe place for kids to ride bikes and skateboards isn’t an option so the kids have been pushed onto sidewalks. The pitted and uneaven sidewalks have left local children with an increase in injuries.

Calls and conversations with the new Public Works Director Robert Eisenbeisz have left us with no solutions. The only thing Mr. Eisenbeisz has said is that “IF” measure “I” money comes in from SANBAG then we can look at Etiwanda Ave.

Normally this is where I would tell people to speak up and demand action but that doesn’t work anymore. If your not in the political favor of Mayor Robertson or the “Liberal Park Councilman” Joe Baca Jr. or the “Pay For Me To Travel One More Time Councilman” Ed Scott your not getting ANYTHING!!!! The city leadership doesn’t seem to care about the community, the brown act or just being transparent. The city and the many departments don’t do anything all they do is point the finger at someone else.

So what is ironic about this is the School District is the only party here that had an appropriate response to issues within their sphere of influence and a level of appreciation goes out to the Public Safety Department for their quick and timely response.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. teddy harris
    Oct 11, 2015 @ 18:58:29

    there is so much going on with this distr, it makes you sick inside.It has to change children and parents treated like they have no rights.Well wake up those parents are the children going there without them we have no distr.pocketts being filled,special ed children are being drag by the hair from teachers,prin,sec,.Audits being refused.IKE never getting the football field built,or air cond,Iwas once told the gateway to rialto is baseline how do you think new people driving thru to see a school like this.THAT SIGHN SET OUT THERE FOR 4 YEARS TELLING THE PEOPLE WITH THE NEW MEASURE Y TAX MONEY THIS WII BE FIRST,STOP LYING TO PEOPLE.IKE was built in 1959 a blue ribbon school.Have we forgotten!!!!!! And the city needs to step up.It hurts to hear people say they are moving out of rialto.They cant give anymore.WHAT A CITY TO CHASE BUINESS AND FAMILYS OUT,KOODOS TO YOU.

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