Oak Knoll School, City of Summit Unveil New Pedestrian Safety Signal on Ashland Road

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, in partnership with the City of Summit to safeguard students and foster community well-being, proudly announces the donation of a state-of-the-art pedestrian safety signal located on Ashland Road between Memorial Field and Bonaventura Hall.

Installed over the summer, the signal was purchased by Oak Knoll School and donated to the city using funds from the Non-Public School Security Initiative Program through the Union County Educational Service Commission.

The signal, a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon System, is designed to give drivers real-time warnings when pedestrians are getting ready to enter the crosswalk.

This contribution exemplifies Oak Knoll’s unwavering commitment to the safety of its students and the community. Oak Knoll aims to facilitate safer crossings for students and residents by providing this pedestrian safety signal.

Joining Oak Knoll Head of School Jennifer G. Landis and Director of Security Robert Weck for the September 13 unveiling were Summit Mayor Nora Radest and city Engineering Assistant Kirolos Salama.

“We were so pleased to be able to partner with the City of Summit in this endeavor,” Landis said. “The Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon System will benefit not just our school community but residents and visitors to Summit. I am grateful for the leadership of our Security Team and the City of Summit for helping make this happen.”

“I would like to express my gratitude to Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child for their thoughtful and impactful use of grant money to help the City of Summit install a flashing beacon signal on the Ashland crosswalk adjacent to the school. This beacon is more than just a signal; it is a symbol of Oak Knoll’s commitment to pedestrian safety and well-being in our community,” Mayor Radest said. “Thanks to this initiative, we continue to make significant steps towards making our streets safer for everyone.”