PHS Parking Is Addressed by Council; Board Candidates Are Uncontested
Five Princeton High School students addressed the school's student parking problem at a Borough Council meeting on Tuesday, February 24.
The students requested that the Borough place a moratorium on ticketing around the high school, which Councilman David Goldfarb said would not be considered before Council examined the findings of an Ad Hoc committee report.
Since the start of construction at the high school in December, students have had difficulty finding places to park near the school, namely because teachers and construction workers have started parking on side roads near the school, forcing students to park in two-hour parking spaces that are often monitored by Borough Police.
Several students have complained of receiving multiple tickets on their cars if they have failed to move it after the two-hour time allowance.
Superintendent Claire Sheff Kohn recently addressed the parking problem by asking construction workers to park in the John Witherspoon temporary parking lot that was built for high school faculty to use during construction. However parking at the high school has always been a problem for students, which led to a group of students presenting their problem to Council.
Councilwoman Wendy Benchley has been working with an Ad Hoc committee at the high school to address the parking problem. Students, parents, and school administrators have been involved in the process to compile a report with suggestions on how to solve the issue.
Ms. Benchley said that Council should expect a report by early April, after which Council will put the issue on the agenda and hold a public meeting to resolve the problem.
When nominating petitions for seats on the Princeton Regional School Board were returned on Monday, only three petitions sat in the pile: Charlotte Bialek, Alan Hegedus, and JoAnne Cunningham, the three incumbents. This is the second year Board candidates ran uncontested in Princeton.
Ms. Bialek, Board president, is seeking her third three-year term in a Township seat on the Board. Mr. Hegedus, a Borough resident and finance chairman for the Board, is seeking his second three-year term, along with Ms. Cunningham, a Township resident.
Elections for the three incumbents will take place on Tuesday, April 20.