SF schools struggle to retain crossing guards – SF Examiner
Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez / Sun Apr 1, 2018
Alison Collins talks about street safety concerns in the SF Examiner:
“Lack of hours, pay and benefits concerns parent Alison Collins, who is also running for an open seat on the Board of Education.
Collins’ two 12-year-old girls attend Francisco Middle School. She said the crossing guards there are vital to their safety.
“They do an incredible amount to keep kids safe,” Collins said. “We haven’t had crossing guard issues at our school, but it depends on parents to be that squeaky wheel.”
That leads Collins to worry that less affluent schools, attended by students from low-income families, may have less opportunity to expand their crossing guard programs — or have crossing guards at all.”