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Augusta Eliminates School Crossing Guards

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With the start of school just weeks away, the city of Augusta has eliminated school crossing guards.

The main reason why was because so few kids walk to school these days.

The school committee says it studied the need for the school crossing guards and found that no students crossed at five of the ten crossing in the morning or afternoon. They added that most of the crossing used are at bus stops, where students can safely cross due to the flashing lights on the school bus.

Some parents do not agree with the decision and are concerned for the children’s safety.

The city will re-evaluated the decision to eliminate the crossing guards after the start of the school year.

The school department spends about $47,000 a year on crossing guards.

What do you think about the city’s decision on eliminating crossing guards?

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