Students will be back to school in just a few weeks and local leaders want to make sure they’re prepared to get there safely.
The city of Erie is teaming up with the Erie School District in an effort to recruit more crossing guards. Officials say they’re looking to add 10 guards to the team by the beginning of the school year. The guards currently cover about 40 of the busiest intersections in the city. The Shifts are typically about 45 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon.
Brian Polito, Superintendent of Erie’s Public Schools, says, “We could encourage any parents, grandparents, retirees; if you’re interested in doing that to please contact the city or the school district and we’ll help get you set up.”
Each candidate must complete three background clearances in addition to a child abuse reporting class. Crossing guards are hired by the Erie Borough of Police.