When School begins in Fort Thomas on August 20, parents of students at Moyer Elementary will begin utilizing a new access loop for morning drop off and afternoon pick up. According to Superintendent Gene Kirchner, “It’s all about student safety. We recognized that having children exit cars on Highland Avenue just wasn’t safe. The loop will enable us to manage that in a more controlled manner.”
Principal Matt Haskamp added, “Our new access drive will increase the ability of our faculty and staff to ensure the safety of our students while on campus. I feel that this improvement to our campus will bring peace of mind, an added sense of security and reassurance to our community of our commitment to maintaining the safety of all our students.”
SBDM Council Member Tonya Tierney said, “As a parent, it is nice to see Fort Thomas Schools take another step to help ensure the safety of our children.”
The access loop is part of a $300,000 makeover on the Moyer campus which also includes new mobile classrooms, additional parking and lighting.
A similar access loop was included in the construction of the new Woodfill Elementary campus and will also be utilized for the first time when school begins.
Both projects are part of the Fort Thomas Independent Schools’ overall plan to improve student safety across the district. Buzzer and camera systems have been recently installed in each school, and this summer district administrators worked closely with the Fort Thomas fire and police departments to review and update emergency plans and procedures.
“Student safety is our number one priority,” said Superintendent Kirchner.