COLUMBUS—State Representative Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) today applauded Governor Kasich’s signing of House Bill 455, legislation she joint-sponsored that allows local governments to establish a boarding school zone.


The bill, now signed into law, gives municipal corporations and townships the authority to create a school zone surrounding boarding schools. With only seven boarding schools in Ohio, there has previously been some uncertainty regarding the creation of school zones and their traffic restrictions for these unique establishments.


“I recognize and respect the fact that each boarding school is unique, each with their individual schedules, students, routes used, hours, and more,” said Rep. Roegner. “The ability to exercise control over the speed limits in these boarding school zones should remain in local control, and it does through House Bill 455.”


Specifically, the legislation allows the local governments to change the speed limit on any street or highway within the boarding school zone and determine the hours during which the altered speed limit takes effect. The boarding school zone has similar traffic restrictions to traditional school zones.

 
 
 
  
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