Morning Police Patrols Requested at Newtown Elementary
According to a report on NBC 10, police patrols were requested by school officials after some parents did not follow proper drop-off procedures.
Newtown Elementary School officials are cracking down on morning drop-off procedures and have requested help from Newtown Township Police in the effort.
According to a report that aired today on NBC10, Newtown Township Police Department officers were asked by school officials to patrol the school area in the morning to enforce proper drop off procedures.
School officials told NBC10 that some parents double park and linger around the doorway instead of simply dropping off their children.
In an email to parents last week, school principal Kevin King outlined the drop off procedures, which include making sure children are ready to exit the car as soon as it stops and staying off cells phones during drop off.
"Please don’t get out of the car. Please don’t wait and watch to make sure students cross okay or make it into the building. There are two staff members on duty every day helping this process," King said in the email. "If you have to help your child or enter the building, please find a parking spot and do so."
Chief Rick Pasqualini, who was interviewed by NBC10 reporters, said since patrols became involved over the past few days, parents have been obeying the proper procedures.