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  • One-Way Traffic Changes on Jerome Avenue, Fairbanks Avenue - News - City of Yakima

    One-Way Traffic Changes on Jerome Avenue, Fairbanks Avenue

    Sections of Jerome Avenue and Fairbanks Avenue in the vicinity of Garfield Elementary School will be subject to one-way traffic restrictions effective Thursday, August 15th.

    Beginning August 15th, traffic on Jerome Avenue will be one-way eastbound between Campbell Lane and North 6th Avenue. Also as of that date, Fairbanks Avenue will be one-way westbound between Custer Avenue and 6th Avenue.

    “The goal is to improve pedestrian and student safety near Garfield Elementary School,” said Interim Assistant City Manager Scott Schafer. “These traffic changes have been proposed by the Yakima School District, Garfield Elementary School, as well as the City of Yakima.”

    A public information session on Safe Routes to Schools was held May 29th at Garfield Elementary School. At that meeting, the City provided the opportunity for the community to comment on the one-way proposals.

    The Yakima City Council then formally approved the traffic revisions on Jerome Avenue and Fairbanks Avenue during the Council’s regular meeting on July 16th.

    The one-way traffic changes are part of overall pedestrian and transportation improvements in the vicinity of Garfield Elementary School. Planned construction includes sidewalks, ramps at some intersections, and new curb and gutter through the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Safe Routes to School program.

    SOURCE: https://www.yakimawa.gov/media/news/one-way-traffic-changes-on-jerome-avenue-fairbanks-avenue-2/

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  • Yakima Community Supports Attendance Improvements at Garfield Elementary!

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 3/19/2019

    Garfield Elementary is recognizing monthly attendance success of students with the support of amazing community partners headed up by volunteer, Arturo Torres. Each month, this team of dedicated volunteers visits Garfield Elementary during a recess to reward deserving students with a refreshing treat. The grade level with the highest average of perfect attendance also attends this event. During our last event on March 8th, these community partners, and our Local Sun Kings basketball team, celebrated with 194 students with perfect attendance in addition to the entire 5th grade, which had the highest percentage of perfect attendance students. We are so fortunate to have this valuable support! Special thanks to the following community members who have contributed so far this year:

    Gabby Acado (Solarity); Anthony Alvarez (Farmers Insurance); Sergio Avila (Heritage University);     Erik Cornejo (US Bank); Pedro Garcia (Solarity Credit Union); Drew Harris (Heritage Moultray Reality); Daisy Mendoza (Charter College); Kimberly Mendoza (Student, Concordia University); Mitchell Pitney (Crossfit Reformation); Shawn Thompson (State Farm Insurance); Arturo Torres (US Bank); and Brittany Weaver (Costco Wholesale)

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  • Stewart Subaru is Good to Garfield Elementary

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 11/14/2018

    The Garfield students are very thankful to Stewart Subaru for their repeated generosity. This Fall we received yet another donation of STEM related books along with school supplies to encourage budding scientists. Thanks again Stewart Subaru!

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  • Yakima School Board Votes to Select Trevor Greene as the Next Superintendent

    March 1, 2019 - The Yakima School Board has unanimously named Trevor Greene as superintendent of the Yakima School District, pending contract negotiation. Mr. Greene will replace Dr. Jack Irion who will retire at the end of this school year.
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    Safe - Protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost.

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