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Scugog Township successfully brings in a full team of crossing guards

DAN CEARNS The Standard

SCUGOG: The Township of Scugog has successfully attracted a full complement of crossing guards for this school year.

At a meeting on Monday, September 11th, Carol Coleman, Scugog’s Director of Public Works and Infrastructure Services, provided councillors with an update on crossing guard hirings.

“I’m very happy to report we are fully staffed for crossing guards this September, including four spare guards. We had our annual training on August 31st, and it was great to see so many guards there in attendance,” she said.

Ms. Coleman also had a safety message for local Scugog residents.

“I want to remind drivers that with children back in school, please take extra caution, especially near schools. Watch for crossing guards and children, and be prepared to stop. Also, do not pass school buses [which are] loading and unloading students.”

In the last couple of years, the Township has struggled to recruit crossing guards to work intersections in the municipality. In a report in June, Ms. Coleman wrote, “In the last two years, it has been challenging to hire enough regular and spare Crossing Guards to provide consistent coverage of each crossing.”

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