Wrong Way on the One-Way High School Drive – Violators to be Ticketed
School officials have noticed an increase in motorists driving the wrong way on the short drive from the high school to reach Hwy. 14. Even though it’s a brief drive, it is illegal and classified as "driving the wrong way on a one-way street." Drivers who drive the wrong way on a one-way road or street pose a serious risk to the safety of other motorists and themselves. Wrong-way driving often leads to head-on collisions or near misses.
“Even though it is ‘only a short distance,’ this is nonetheless illegal and dangerous, increasing the chances of a head-on collision,” said a district spokesperson. School officials said that motorists need to proceed in front of the building or behind the building to the proper exit to gain access to Hwy. 14.
For several years, two one-way signs have been posted at the drive from the parking lot to warn motorists they are driving the wrong way. In an attempt to prevent any head-on collisions or other accidents at the high school one-way entry way, Groesbeck City Police will start ticketing drivers pulling on to Hwy. 14 coming the wrong way down the one-way entry way. The school district and the police department will increase their efforts to make motorists aware of the situation to help avert potential collisions. The safety of our students, faculty, and visitors is of utmost importance.
School Board Election to be Held on May 9, 2015
GISD will hold an election for Single Member District 3
Early Voting will be held from April 27 through May 5
at the Groesbeck Civic Center located at 106 E. Navasota in Groesbeck.
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Celebrating Texas Public School - "It Matters"
March 2015 is the month to Celebrate Texas Public Schools. We urge all citizens to support the theme “It Matters” by taking the time to visit local schools to share the value public education has had for them. The students of our state’s public schools hold the promise of a successful future in their capable hands. The dedicated efforts of parents, educators and community leaders provide necessary support and strength to our public schools, providing our children a quality education.
TXDOT, TEXAS HIGH SCHOOLS FOCUS ON SAVING TEEN LIVES
Press Release - Feb. 10, 2015
AUSTIN – Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. In an effort to curb this deadly trend, the Texas Department of Transportation is partnering with more than 900 Texas high schools to remind teens to “Click It or Ticket.”
“All traffic fatalities are tragic, but it’s especially difficult to hear about teenagers having their lives cut short,” said TxDOT Executive Director LtGen Joe Weber, USMC (Ret). “We’re asking families, teachers and peers to remind teens to buckle up every time they get in a vehicle. It’s the law and it can save their lives.
Don’t let your child be the next fatality.”
In 2014, 293 teen drivers and passengers (ages 15-20) died as a result of traffic crashes in Texas. Of those fatalities, 134 (46 percent) were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.
To help raise awareness and save lives, TxDOT is sending free “Teen Click It or Ticket” educational toolkits to high schools across the state. Each kit contains banners, posters, brochures and parking lot signs reminding students to wear their seat belts or face costly tickets, injuries or even death.
Throughout the spring, TxDOT also will promote “Teen Click It or Ticket” at University Interscholastic League (UIL) competitions. A real-life, mangled truck display and an audio recreation of what happened to the teens who survived it, will be set up at boys’ and girls’ state high school sports tournaments in San Antonio, Georgetown and Austin.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), properly worn lap-shoulder belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat occupants by 45 percent. Texas law requires all vehicle drivers and passengers to be buckled in a seat belt or face fines and court costs up to $200.
All visitors to the GISD campuses are required to check in at the front desk of the campus. You will need to show identification to receive a name badge. Visitors and Volunteers are required to wear these badges prominently to be easily identified. Persons not wearing a badge will be asked to return to the front office to check in. We thank you for your cooperation regarding student safety.