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Marsh Elementary School

1100 Avon Drive
Springfield, IL 62704

Front Circle Parking Change

May 27, 2009

Just a friendly note to remind you not to park in the circle drive unless you are just dropping off a student or picking up a student and will be there less than 10 minutes. A couple of weeks ago, we had to make a 911 call for a student in asthma distress. Many parents happened to be here for a class program. When it was time for the fire truck to leave it could not get out of the circle driveway. As a result he had to write a complaint and turn it into the State Fire Marshall. After talking to the Fire chief in town and then to the state fire marshall, it was determined that we needed to have the circle drive declared a fire lane by the city police. Signs will soon be posted and police could be called to write tickets. I know this will come as an imposition but as always I put the safety of our students first when decisions are made. Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.