Wisconsin’s Adult Crossing Guard Recognition Week is coming up next week, January 12-16, 2015. Please stop and show your appreciation for the work they do in keeping our community’s children safe!
This recognition event was developed through a collaborative partnership of agencies and organizations representing state, county, and local levels. Members of the partnership include AAA Wisconsin, Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Superior Police Department, Traffic & Parking Control Company, Inc., Madison Police Department, Wisconsin Traffic Safety Officers Association, Wisconsin Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association, Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association, Wisconsin Highway Safety Coordinator’s Association, and the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
Below is a proclamation signed by Tony Evers, State Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Whereas: Wisconsin’s adult school crossing guards provide an invaluable service in helping to ensure the safe passage of our youngest, most vulnerable pedestrians, children walking between home and school; and
Whereas: adult school crossing guards typically serve with a dedication that discounts the rigors of harsh weather, split shifts, and heavy traffic; and
Whereas: for more than five decades, adult school crossing guards have served communities across Wisconsin; and that service has helped to drive down the rates of young pedestrian deaths and injuries, despite increases in traffic volume; and
Whereas: adult school crossing guards add to the effectiveness of the student safety patrol members with whom they often serve and whose activity they help direct; and;
Whereas: adult school crossing guards help reinforce in the minds of the young people they assist the importance of traffic-hazard identification and safe street-crossing behavior;
Therefore, be it resolved that: January 12-16, 2015, be declared Adult
School Crossing Guard Recognition Week in the State of Wisconsin.