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The Clinton School District will need to conduct a traffic study at the site of their new elementary school if they want to build the new school.

Clinton City officials and Clinton Board of Education members recently met to discuss the issue. In October of last year, the Board of Education rejected a proposal from the city to conduct a traffic study, but now in order to obtain certain permits required to build the new elementary school, the BOE must conduct a traffic study. Clinton Mayor Carolyn Peters explains the city just wants to make sure all options are looked at to protect the community.

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After the school had purchased the property, the Mayor set up a meeting with School Board representatives. At that time, the Mayor along with other city officials met with several School Board members, and the City once again made the proposal for the school district to conduct a traffic study.

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The School Board was unwilling to conduct a traffic study the first time around in October because they felt it would be a waste of tax payer dollars. They also reiterated they understood traffic would be congested, they felt the $6-thousand cost would be unnecessary to find that out.

The School Board has discussed alternating dismissal times for each building, in hopes of that helping alleviate the congestion expected at the schools.

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