Eau Claire (WQOW) – Crossing guards help our kids get to school safely, and the Eau Claire School District officials say they need a few more helping hands.
Last year the district had 17 full-time crossing guards and eight substitutes, but they could use at least four more.
Superintendent Mary Ann Hardebeck says a crossing guard is stationed at every elementary school in the district except the Montessori School. Hardebeck says they’d like to fill that position and place crossing guards at several middle schools.
“It’s a wonderful way to make a difference in the lives of students,” said Hardebeck. “Often times, we’ll see retirees who come back and they serve as crossing guards. The relationships that they develop with the students and the staff, it’s just really an additional positive presence on campus.”
A study from the U.S. Institute of Health found students are safer when guards work at congested intersections.
Interested crossing guard applicants can stop by the Human Resources Department at the Administration Building at 500 Main Street or call (715) 852-3050.