Over Winter Break, a fence was reinstalled along the North Drive at Oak Lawn Community High School to help maintain good relationships with the area’s neighbors. Since the original fence was removed a few years ago, vehicular traffic along 93rd Street has increased and students have been able to randomly exit the building through the parking lot. The fence will control access to campus and increase student safety.
The issue was first raised at a Village of Oak Lawn meeting by longtime resident Mary Lou Harker, who lives in the adjacent subdivision and complained about the traffic. At one meeting, Harker told the village board that she had approached Trustee Alex Olejniczak for help but he said that he couldn’t because his friend’s children used the street for parking.
Oak Lawn High Community High School has asked drivers to use the designated drop-off/pick-up areas on the North Drive, Austin Avenue, or the South Drive. Students should not be dropped-off or picked-up along 93rd Street, 95th Street, or Southwest Highway.
The Southwest Highway Horseshoe Drive/Visitors Parking Lot is for special education buses and students with disabilities.
School officials have asked anyone driving in the area to understand that hundreds of students, staff, and community members arrive and depart from our campus usually at the same time every day.