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Lee Elementary School Zones Change, Madison Sheriff Concerned

Lee Elementary School Zones Change, Madison Sheriff Concerned
Posted at 5:21 PM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 13:25:36-05

LEE, Fl. (WTXL) -- The Madison County Sheriff's Office is concerned with recent changes made to the school zone in front of Lee Elementary School.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has changed school zones so that it does not include any entrance or exit to the school.

FDOT says that the changes followed federal guidelines, taking the highest level of safety into consideration.

The school zone doesn't begin until after the school entrance when travelling east-bound and it ends before the school entrance when travelling west-bound. The crosswalk, however, is included in the school zone boundaries.

The FDOT maintains that the school zones focus on pedestrian safety.

To see the FDOT design standards for school zones, click here.