|Updated: 12/13/2012 10:02 am
||Published: 12/12/2012 10:52 pm
Typically, the PTSA President's responsibilities don't extend beyond the classroom, but the past couple of months have called for a little more from Joelle McBride.
A stretch of 71st between Memorial and Sheridan makes her cringe most days.
"This is very scary,” said McBride.
She considers it especially scary since there aren't any flashing lights warning drivers about kids who could be crossing the street.
“The speed limit is 45 and you have people who are in a hurry,” said McBride.
Over the phone, city officials told FOX23 they were upgrading the signs. Parents at Thoreau Demonstration Academy received warning before those signs were pulled.
The new sign will display two lights, and the speed is always visible.
Parents said they're not unhappy about the upgrade, just the timing. In fact, their signs were replaced this week. It had been down since fall break.
"This is an extremely frustrating situation for us,” said McBride.
McBride amassed an arsenal of complaints from parents through email, and conversation, that led to a meeting with the City of Tulsa’s engineering department, last month.
"Sometimes you get things done that way. The squeaky wheel gets the grease,” said parent Lisa Killingsworth.
Lights on the signs don’t work yet. Parents are waiting on PSO to fix it.
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