with little, major or no change, ateneo sooner or later will need to talk to the parents about the new traffic scheme that they will implement next school year. when that happens, these are the important questions they need to ask ateneo (in no particular order):
- what caused the tragic accident that killed grade 4 boy amiel alcantara?
- how does the new traffic scheme prevent, minimize or remove what caused the tragic death of amiel?
- did the school consult professionals or experts on safety and traffic management? who are they? their credentials?
- did these professionals or experts design the new traffic scheme? how much involvement did they have in its development?
- how many traffic schemes were considered? why was this chosen? if only one was considered, why so?
- what does the school plan to do with amiel’s shrine?
- if the new traffic scheme has little changes from current, why is that so? how will the new traffic scheme improve safety in school when very little changes have been done?
- why is the school doing very little structural changes or additions to the parking lot? it stands to reason that physical barriers and infrastructure changes/addition will control traffic and improve safety significantly, why are there few or little changes?
- if few/minor changes and no/very little infrastructure changes/additions, it means the school did not want to spend for these things. is this true?
- what are the school’s plans for it’s security guards – they are too few and ill-trained for the task of improving safety and preventing traffic accidents.
- does the school plan to have its own ambulance? amiel was brought to the hospital through the kindness of another ateneo mom, that should not happen again.
- does the school have an emergency response plan/program? the amiel accident showed it did not have one.
everyone is welcome to add to this list, will post it here.
it is important to ask the tough questions as this concerns the safety of our sons at the ateneo parking lot. what happened to amiel was a very painful experience for all of us parents and our sons, the school needs to learn it’s lesson and seriously change things for the better at the parking lot. just to remind everyone that this is no small matter, the changes that they will do to the new traffic scheme will mean the safety or no safety of our sons at thee parking lot.