Today I met with JPPS-Bialik Co-Heads of School Avi Satov and Marnie Stein and President Lee Wise, along with Mark Sidloi and Regine Banon from the Meadows Condominium executive.
During the 13 years I have been on council, we deal with different issues regarding JPPS-Bialik parents blocking access to driveways and more recently parking their vehicles during pickup time in the private Meadows parking lot on Kildare Road.
The JPPS-Bialik team have always done their best to work with us and I must emphasize that the perpetrators are a small minority of parents.
With the Passover Break now underway, the JPPS-Bialik administration will communicate with parents again upon the school’s return and repeat the ground rules. I will be speaking with our Public Safety Department and VCOPs to see if they can help. Avi and Marnie themselves will try and police the lot.
With the arrival of JPPS to the building a few years ago, there are now 600 students in that building so traffic has naturally increased.
“The school recognizes that this is a real and pressing issue and in no way condones the disrespectful behaviour that was displayed,” reads a statement from Avi and Marnie. “Clear instructions to refrain from parking at the Meadows have gone out to our parent body several times this school year, from both our principals' desks and our parent Safety and Security committee.”
In response to recent confrontation between some illegally parted parents and Meadows residents, another strong email was sent by the school administration. “We certainly understand and share your frustration,” they added.
We will stay on top of this issue.