First day of school means first test of Tyler high schools new dismissal process

Updated: Aug. 19, 2020 at 4:37 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Traffic to and from Tyler Legacy High School faced its first real test Wednesday as students and educators wrapped up the first day of school.

Tyler ISD board members passed a $198 million school bond in 2017, which helped pave the way for major renovations to Tyler High School (formerly John Tyler High School) and a new campus for Tyler Legacy High School (formerly Robert E. Lee High School). Included in the school bond’s safety features was a new dismissal process.

Parents used to pick up their students and then drive out onto loop 323 and this repeatedly led to congested traffic. Now parents go through the East entrance to the school on Donnybrook Avenue. From there, they’ll exit a different outlet on what used to be the back of the building onto Shiloh Road. Relocating the pick up process to what used to be the back of the building helps prevent students from coming near the constant traffic on the loop.

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