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amiel alcantara : no changes at the AGS parking lot, the dangers remain

summer enhancement classes started today at the ateneo grade school. that is the official start of a new season at the AGS. we once again see boys at the school grounds and the cars that bring them to the school. they are not as plenty compared to regular school days, but it’s a good reminder of what happens in school.

we wonder what has happened to the unfinished business at the ateneo?

we have not heard anything from the ateneo on what they intend to do when classes start in june. pronouncement from the school said they will implement changes and improvements on traffic management and safety at the school but the parking lot of the AGS still look the same as previous. from the looks of the parking lot, it looks like nothing will change.

that worries me. not doing any changes in that parking lot can only mean the same dangers that were there last february continue to exist. didn’t the school learn its lesson from the tragic death of young boy at the parking lot last february?

  1. Patrick Ferrer
    April 20, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Well, it is still unfinished. But, we must impress on Ateneo and the multi-stakeholder committee that they need to work to implement the SAFEST plan and implement it now when they have the time to test and refine it before the real flood of students in June. Any thing less would be abrogating their fiduciary responsibilities as 2nd parents to our children.

    Let it not be that in their rush to “have something in time for June” that they forget the primary criteria of absolute child safety in any solution that materializes from the exercise that this committee has embarked on. Allowing for a less than 100% solution again would be abrogating their fiduciary responsibilities as 2nd parents to our children.

    As parents and therefore stakeholders of this school, we need to be alert and ready to rally against a slipshod solution that is sold to us as being short-term and temporary. Such measures tend to be more haphazard, hazardous, and ineffective. And, in many cases, temporary solutions in systems tend to gain a life of their own and become dysfunctionally permanent. This will bring us back to the same unsafe and possibly more hazardous conditions as where we are today.

    Ateneo should seriously hire and engage the proper professionals to develop the solution. They cannot continue to use the reason that it will take too long to design and plan. This is well overdue and the execution of a proper plan should have been done as late as 10 years ago. I believe parents and stakeholders are not just looking for any kind of solution. They want the Ateneo to do the right thing and to do it well especially in this case that it involves the life and safety of their children. Nothing less would be the expectation from the school that teaches the way to HEROIC LEADERSHIP

  2. madel san juan
    April 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    are you serious about this?

    i have not been to the ateneo since the end of regular classes. if no change has been done at the parking lot, that only means no change will be done!

    the parking is lot is where amiel died, why are they not changing the design of the parking lot? God forbid, are they waiting for another accident to happen before real changes are done?

  3. madel san juan
    April 20, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    i have an incoming grade 4 son, now i’m really worried for my son! lalo na na grade 4 din siya.

  4. martin de los santos
    April 20, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    i thought ateneo believed in “man for others”? that seems to be lost on this one.

  5. dennis bonifacio
    April 20, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    i get the feeling ateneo is playing a game on us parents.

    am i the only one feeling that?

  6. marylin
    April 21, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    no changes done at the parking lot?

    please tell me this is a joke!

  7. toti fuentes
    April 21, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    all parents should get involved on this one, any of our sons are in danger. we should all attend the meeting the school admin will call when they announce their plans. we need to be tough on them and ask all the important questions.

    i hope they have plans.

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