School bus safety is an important topic, and one that finds itself in the headlines often – from onboard technology and student behavior to vehicle safety, driver training and beyond. But what about the students who walk to school, navigating busy roads just to get to their morning class? What measures are in place to help ensure they get to school safely and on-time?
Crossing guards are a vital part of your child’s commute
It’s easy to take crossing guards for granted, and sometimes we forget how important their job is.
With their fluorescent reflective vests and stop signs, crossing guards are instrumental in helping children get to and from school safely. If you are interested in hiring a crossing guard for an area near your school, contact your local police department or school board.
Schools, law enforcement, government planning departments, and community members may implement a crossing guard program as a group or separately.