District 225 board approves land swap near Maple Junior High

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 07:26:31 AM. In a 6-0 vote, the Glenbrook High Schools District 225 Board of Education approved a land swap agreement Monday with Northbrook/Glenview School District 30.
In a 6-0 vote, the Glenbrook High Schools District 225 Board of Education approved a land swap agreement Monday with Northbrook/Glenview School District 30. District 30 is currently designing a new Maple Junior High School, and the elementary school district is requesting a land swap for a small parcel of District 225-owned land on the south side of Sherman Drive near Glenbrook North High School. The additional land would allow for bus access at the new school, according to a report presented to the board. The board first discussed the land swap in October, and the members raised questions about safety and traffic flow. Two meetings were held in October between District 225 and District 30 administrators, Village of Northbrook representatives, the architectural firm designing the new school and a traffic consultant, said Superintendent Michael Riggle. During the meetings, District 225 officials were presented with diagrams that showed how swapping the parcel of land would help with traffic flow through the property and how it would prevent cars from having to wait long periods of time to leave the property, Riggle said. Board Vice President Bruce Doughty, who attended one of the meetings, said the District 225 administration was told that one of the turning lanes out of the property will be expanded to allow for additional space so that buses can make a right turn, which was a previous concern the board had. The administration was also told that if the board decided to change...Read more
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