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Talk About Town: Speed Hump Signs Removed From Hartland High School

Replacement signs have been ordered with new wording and will be installed soon.

Earlier this week, signs with the wording “Speed Hump” were placed next to the newly installed  in the parking lot.

On Thursday morning, the “Speed Hump” signs were taken down, according to Hartland Schools Maintenance and Operations Coordinator, Patty Glynn.

“The director of operations (George Waldrup) was asked by our superintendent Janet Sifferman, to have the signs taken down,” Glynn said. “We were asked to re-order different signs with different wording. So, yes –it’s not going to have the word “hump” in it.”

Glynn, who explained that the word hump is the correct terminology within the industry for the speed bumps that were installed, said that although there were no specific complaints regarding the signs, it was general consensus among the administration to have them removed and reworded.

“When you’re talking about a high school, its probably not the best choice of word to use,” she said.

Glynn, who said she wasn’t involved in the initial ordering process of the signs says that Hartland Schools have commissioned a local vendor to re-make their parking lots signs and hope to have them installed by Aug. 21, but, “if not, they will definitely be up before school starts,” according to Glynn.

“I wouldn’t have chosen that particular word, but that’s because I’m a mother,” Glynn said. “It was an oversight on the gentleman's part who ordered it and we are rectifying the situation."

Hartland Patch wants to know, what are your thoughts about the signs being removed from the parking lot? Did you consider them offensive or inappropriate?

Tell us in comments.

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Danna Castillo August 16, 2012 at 06:36 PM
It has been a source of laughter for the last several days for me. I never found the signs offensive but I have to admit, my immaturity level took a hit since I couldn't stop laughing about it. Thanks for the laughs!!!
Danna Castillo August 16, 2012 at 06:38 PM
^Maybe I should have said my MATURITY level to a hit... :)
sasha August 16, 2012 at 06:57 PM
I thought it was hilarious! Even funnier that it was put up and then yanked down. Made my day!
Elisa Bidus August 16, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Should have left them. Kids would have been laughing so hard they wouldn't be able to drive that fast lol
Mindy August 16, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Well handled by Hartland Administration. A slight oversight that was quickly fixed, however a little humor helped to bring a smile to everyones day!
Danna Castillo August 16, 2012 at 07:35 PM
^where is the like button? :)
NotLazy August 16, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Funny, yet costly.
Linda Sue Truluck August 18, 2012 at 08:35 PM
This was a hoot! I'm surprised they were still there to take down. If I had seen them, I would have :midnight requositioned" one to hang in my living room... how could anyone be that niave? Linda Sue
Mature Citizen August 19, 2012 at 04:33 AM
How could any governing body be so immature? Certainly the eight year old boy in every one giggles like Beavis and Butthead: "Heh heh.. You said: Hump!" but then the mature adult should have taken over and said: "Grow up!" and gotten on with the rest of business.
Angela August 21, 2012 at 04:35 PM
It's only tax money - no need to worry about the costs involved.
Michael A Rosinski August 23, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Well, at the soccer meet/greet last night I did not see the signs, but had "fun" testing ...I mean driving over those "speed humps" :) with my 2 boys and our 15 year old spanish foreign exchange student..... fwiw I recall the singage "speed bump" at other locations around town.....
Lou Ann Loiselle November 18, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Why can't they stick to the ol' tried and true, "Speed Bumps"?

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