As the first day of the new school year approaches, 7 crossing guard positions serving 5 Lawrence elementary schools remain unfilled. Construction is also compounding concerns for some parents.
No matter how students trek to school this year, some are trudging a rough path amid a bus driver shortage, heavy traffic, and changes to crossing guard locations.
An evaluation of school crossing guard locations across Lawrence is almost done, and the city’s Multi-Modal Transportation Commission will discuss the latest recommendations for crossing guard placements during its meeting on Monday.
The city is considering overhauling school crossing guard locations around Lawrence for the coming school year, including possibly eliminating nine of the existing 23 adult crossing guard locations and adding a couple of new ones.
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