WL Community School Corp. approves vehicle idling policy

Dec 13, 2011

A new policy in the West Lafayette Community School Corporation will affect vehicles sitting outside district facilities.

Board members approved a rule to allow cars picking up students to idle for no more than 3 minutes, and busses no more than 5 minutes.

Superintendent Rocky Killion says this would reduce the amount of exhaust going into a school’s fresh air return.  He says similar policies are in place in many other school districts.

The policy would apply to all corporation-owned busses, public and private vehicles on school grounds.  Killion says signs will be posted in areas affected by the regulation.

The school board delayed action on two other policies.  Members say they need more time to clarify the language, specifically certain definitions, in proposed rules for chemical management and animals in the classroom.