Q. Every public elementary school in both Davenport and Bettendorf relies simply on marked and signed crosswalks in front of each school, no matter how busy the traffic flow at their school's location. So why is it that Lourdes Grade School in Bettendorf at 15th and Mississippi is allowed to place a seemingly homemade stop sign all day on an extremely low-volume traffic street, making each auto come to a completely useless stop, when no children will cross the street until hours will pass? This crude sign should be removed, and the Lourdes school rely on their crossing guards, just like every public school currently does. As every motorist understands the meaning of a signed, marked crosswalk, placing a temporary stop sign on the street is a genuine aggravation, with no real benefit other than the satisfaction of the Lourde's School office.

A. Jennifer A. Alongi, principal of Lourdes Catholic School, Bettendorf, said, "The Bettendorf Police Department provides this stop sign to us for use during the school year between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m."

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