We’re aware of concerns around traffic density and flow at Silverton High School, particularly at dismissal time. The district is currently working with several local groups to review options for addressing these concerns.
Recently, Silverton High School’s protective services class surveyed traffic flow and density patterns before and after school and during lunch, then generated recommendations for consideration. These recommendations and the associated data are being reviewed by both the high school and district admin teams to determine feasibility and timelines. Recommendations including off-campus solutions would require authorization from either the City of Silverton or Marion County.
During the November 26th work session, the School Board received an update on traffic flow adjacent to the school. That meeting also included a discussion of the construction of a new gravel parking lot at SHS later this school year. The school board meets with the city council in a joint session on January 28th, where traffic flow around SHS and SMS will be a topic of discussion.
We appreciate your continued feedback as we address these issues, and look forward to working with many of our community members in the coming weeks and months to find ways to keep our students, our neighbors, and our community safe.