School district wants to transform path into walkway for students

By 
DAN BENSON
Ozaukee Press Staff

The Northern Ozaukee School District has proposed constructing an emergency access path west of the school campus that also would serve as a sidewalk for children living in a subdivision who currently are bused to school.

A path currently leads around the district’s athletic fields to Emerald Hills Drive. Improving the path and keeping it clear of snow would allow children to walk the few hundred feet to school rather than riding buses through the village to get to class.

Plans call for paving the path and stretching a chain across to keep vehicles off it. The chain could be unlocked or cut to allow emergency vehicles through to reach the campus, officials said.

The village will have to approve the project once the school district is ready to construct the path.

Use of the path was discussed last year in joint meetings between the Northern Ozaukee School Board and the Village Board.

“These meetings are bearing fruit,” Village Trustee John Long said.

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