The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on a series of road improvements for the streets surrounding Oak Hills High School.

The package of items will be included on the board's consent agenda -- a set of non-controversial items that are not expected to require additional discussion and are typically approved with a single vote covering all the items -- and include a provision to pave a street where an Oak Hills student was struck by a car this past week.

"Unfortunately, the State of California doesn't hold schools to the same safety standards that our county would require of any other construction project," said First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt in a statement released Friday evening.  "This resulted in traffic conditions that were less than ideal when the school opened."

If the provision is approved, the county will kick in $800,000 and the Hesperia Unified School District up to another $650,000 to pave El Centro Street and Coyote Trail. Parents, students and staff favor the two unpaved roads when the paved roads leading to the new high school -- Escondido Avenue and Ranchero Road -- become too congested. On September 29, a motorist struck a sophomore walking home from school down El Centro, although police say she did not sustain any immediately obvious serious injury.

Two weeks later, the board will vote to formally bring El Centro into the county-maintained road system. (Many of the dirt roads in the area are more informal affairs not officially part of the county road system.) If approved, widening, grading and leveling the road will begin almost immediately, according to Mitzelfelt's chief of staff, David Zook. A "soil stabilizer" will also be applied to the road to keep down dust -- residents in the area have complained about the dust kicked up by hundreds of cars on roads that previously saw only a dozen or two a day.

Paving the roads will take longer, as the project will have to go out to bid before work can be done, but surveying for the paving will begin much sooner.

Other improvements of the roads surrounding the school have already begun, and more are planned, including:

* Restricting parking and stopping along Coyote Trail and Cataba Road, to allow for the free flow of traffic and prevent students from walking across the roads.

* Working with school officials to develop a comprehensive plan for bus drop-offs and parent drop-off locations and circulation improvements around the school that incorporate the proposed paving projects.

* Adding signs on the south side of Ranchero Road at Coyote Trail to direct pedestrians to the crosswalk at the traffic signal at Cataba Road.

* Adding "No Stopping" signs on both sides of Ranchero Road in front of the school.

* Designating Coyote Trail for right-in and right-out movements only at the intersection with Ranchero Road.

* Installing a stop sign at the intersection of Ranchero and Escondido Roads.

* Widening Ranchero Road to two lanes in each direction with a center median.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6, in their chambers at the County Government Center, 385 North Arrowhead Avenue in San Bernardino. Board of Supervisor meetings can be watched live on the Internet at http://www.sbcounty.gov/main/countyvision.asp

Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com. Follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/HesperiaStar.