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Waynesboro board OKs graduation shuttle buses

May 16, 2007|by JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Hundreds of people attending graduation at Waynesboro Area Senior High School will be shuttled to the football field on school buses through a system approved Tuesday by the school board.

The high school lost 251 parking spaces as part of ongoing construction, Superintendent Barry Dallara wrote in a memo to the board.

Family and friends of graduates will be asked to park at the middle school and Summitview Elementary School campuses, where nine or 10 buses will take them to Indian Stadium.

The district did not expect to lose the high school parking until June 11, but the work schedule changed, Dallara said.

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Sixty spaces that remain at the high school will be set aside for handicapped people at the June 8 graduation.

The board supported Dallara's efforts to keep parking on school property, limiting liability by asking people to park on private property elsewhere. He said 292 parking spaces will be available at Summitview and the middle school.

The Waynesboro Police Department agreed to help buses loop from Virginia Avenue to Pa. 16 to Enterprise Avenue on the way to parking at the East Second Street schools.

The pickup point following graduation will be just east of the intersection of Virginia Avenue and East Second Street.

The 108,000-square-foot addition to the front of the school is expected to be complete in March 2008, so officials expressed hope that the 2007 ceremonies will be the only graduation with parking woes.

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