Three Lakeland locations to lose school crossing guards | Families
Lakeland, Florida-- Polk County Sheriff's Office announces the removal of crossing guards at three Lakeland locations after June 7, 2012.
Crossing guards will no longer assist traffic at the following locations:
- School crossing located at Kathleen Road and Kathleen Pines: no longer utilized by elementary students walking to Kathleen Elementary school.
- School crossing guard located at Lime Street and Montgomery Avenue (Philip O’Brien Elementary): adequate gaps in traffic and low traffic volume
- School crossing guard located at E. F. Griffin Road and Finger Lane (Spessard Holland Elementary): adequate gaps in traffic and low traffic volume.
According to PCSO, this decision was made by the School Crossing Guard Committee following a traffic survey of the locations, and a confirmation that students can safely cross without assistance.
"The School Crossing Guard Committee is comprised of representatives from the Polk County School Board, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Board of County Commissioners Traffic Engineering Division, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and a number of the municipalities within Polk County."
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