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Feb 01

Citywide crossing guard program launched

Posted on February 1, 2020 at 8:36 pm by Clay Curtin

In summer 2019, the Safe Routes to School program team worked with the three elementary school districts and Facebook to develop a citywide crossing guard program. Facebook agreed to fund 16 crossing guards (totaling approximately $200,000 annually for an initial 5-year term with a 5-year extension possibility) to help students who walk and bike across busy streets/intersections on their way to school. 

The city worked with the local school districts to identify new priority locations for crossing guards. These extra locations add to existing crossing guard programs, creating a wider network of safe corridors for students and their families. This helps to encourage walking and bicycling from one neighborhood to another.

If you or someone you know is interested in being a school crossing guard, please review the ongoing crossing guard recruitment.