Elements of an Adult School Crossing Guard Program
Brichta Elementary School, Tucson, AZ
Bringing together the right members of the community is the first step in creating a successful adult school crossing guard program. The school administration, teachers, local traffic engineers, law enforcement officers and parents are among the partners that bring information and expertise to the process and make the steps in setting up an adult school crossing guard program an easier process to manage. A local committee consisting of this group along with other interested members of the community should be established to oversee an adult school crossing guard program.
The adult school crossing guard lead organization is responsible for:
- identifying locations where guards are needed, the number of guards and proper signage for each location, and the time period for crossings;
- hiring and training guards in their responsibilities;
- providing uniforms and equipment to help guards effectively perform their duties; and
- securing funds to manage the program.