Safety Improvements

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Safety remains the number one priority for Franklin Regional. This page explains the safety enhancements that will be a part of the facilities included in the Elementary Campus Project. The architectural rendering below allows you to view where the outdoor recreational areas, bus and parent drop off vehicle pathways, and natural barriers that exist as a result of the new design.

Sloan building footprint

Franklin Regional places the safety of students and staff at the top of the priority list. The new comprehensive elementary campus emphasizes several safety improvements with emphasis on the separation of vehicles traffic and buses, an improved method for parent/student drop-off and pick-up, and security school day community building entry access points. Improvements to the existing Sloan campus will result in significant safety improvements on the main campus with regards to traffic flow and pedestrian traffic while increasing the available parking on both campuses. Should an emergency occur in one building, students and staff would be evacuated, using the District's comprehensive emergency and evacuation plans (MERP), to the other building where they would safely shelter in place or be transported by buses to the District's main campus. The Murrysville Police Department is conveniently located directly across the road from the Elementary Campus.

Planned safety improvement for the two schools include:

  • Separate areas for bus and parent drop off
  • Access roads around the campus for emergency vehicles
  • Natural barriers providing privacy from traffic and passersby for children on the playgrounds and outdoor learning spaces.
  • During an emergency, students can be evacuated from one school and housed in the other building