Shortage of School Crossing Guards Throughout the City

 May 3, 2022 – The City is experiencing a shortage of School Crossing Guards throughout the city, causing vacancies at some locations for the foreseeable future.

 “We have communicated the shortage and vacant crossing locations with the impacted schools, and are working to prioritize those crossings with the greatest need so that they are covered first,” said Michelle Riemer, Crossing Guard Field Supervisor.

 Students are reminded to practice extra safety measures when travelling to and from school. Parents are also reminded to discuss pedestrian safety tips with their children.

 “It’s important to obey the School Crossing Guards when present, ensure drives have come to a complete stop, make eye contact with drivers, get off of bikes, skateboards and scooters, and never stop in the middle of an intersection before crossing,” added Riemer.

When approaching School Crossing locations, drivers are reminded to use extra care, slow down and proceed through only when everyone has left the roadway. This is the law, and promotes safety for everyone in school areas.

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Contact:       Henry Connor, Manager – Central Support (Acting), 620-4705