Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015

The South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (SCDOT) Safe Routes to School Program and its Resource Center are celebrating the second annual South Carolina Crossing Guard Appreciation Week November 16-20, 2015.

Schools and communities throughout South Carolina are encouraged to use this week-long celebration to recognize crossing guards and the role that the crossing guards play in helping keep our students safe as they walk and bicycle to school. Crossing guards brave traffic and weather to assist students across busy roads and intersections. They serve as a safety role model for the children, and also play a vital role in reminding adults to drive safely in school zones.

Schools will be thanking their crossing guards with notes from students, recognizing them in their school communications, and organizing opportunities for students to learn from their crossing guard.

The SC Safe Routes to School Resource Center provides materials, services, and planning and technical assistance to partnered schools throughout South Carolina to enable and encourage more children to walk and bicycle to those schools and in the surrounding communities. Programs also teach bicycle and pedestrian safety skills and promote active transportation for better health and environment. Services and materials are provided at no cost to K-8th grade schools and their communities.

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