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School zone signs to flash

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Thayer School District now has two school zone flashing signs. One sign will be located on Highway 142 east, coming west, just before the high school and the other will be located also on Highway 142 east at the Bobcat Station. Thayer Superintendent Rod Priest said the speed limit will change in the flashing zone areas from 35 mph to 25 mph. Photo by Jan Thompson
THAYER -- Thayer School Superintendent Rod Priest said last week school maintenance workers installed two new school zone flashers.

"Both flashers are on Highway 142 east. The first one is in front of Bobcat Station and the other one will be seen by those coming from the west on Highway 142 just before the high school," he said.

Priest said the flashers are solar powered and will start flashing 30 minutes before school starts in the mornings and continue flashing five minutes after school starts. They will start flashing again in the afternoon 15 minutes before school is dismissed and for 30 minutes after school is dismissed. The speed limit near the schools will be reduced from 35 mph to 25 mph when the flashers are going.

He said although the school purchased the flashers, MoDOT will be taking care of them. MoDOT was given a school calender so they can program the flashers to be on only when school is in session.

Priest said the school board made the decision to buy the flashers to help keep the school children of Thayer safe.

In other Thayer school news, the Thayer School Board met in regular session Aug. 17.

They accepted bids from Highland Dairy for milk; Sara Lee for bread; and MFA for fuel.

The board voted to raise the price of lunch from $1.25 to $1.35 and extra milk will now cost 35 cents instead of 25 cents.

"When school starts, myself and the school board encourages all parents to read the free and reduced meal forms that are sent home with students. They need to see if they qualify. It can save them some money," Priest said.

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