July 30, 2015 (Alpne) In an effort to increase the safety of children at Joan McQueen Middle School, the County will be installing new traffic signs on Tavern near the school. This effort was spearheaded by Mr. Murali Pasumarthi at the prompting of Kristen Gauss, JMMS Principal Jon McEvoy and Planning Group Members Tom Myers and Lou Russo.
Russo stated on the Alpine Community Forum: “We were all concerned after the recent tragedy at West Hills High School and hope this will be the first step toward making JMMS safer during drop off and pick up. Mr. Pasumarthi, with the same concerned parents/Alpine residents/principal, was responsible for the lighted crosswalk at Alpine Elementary. Please feel free to email Murali <Murali.Pasumarthi@sdcounty.ca.gov> and thank him for stepping up for Alpine's children in this way.”