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Who will pay for CCISD’s crossing guards next year?

Posted: 9:04 PM, Apr 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-25 22:04:36-04

There’s a question about who will pay for CCISD crossing guards next year and city officials say it won’t be the City.

Almost this exact time last year, the City ended it’s decade-long red light camera program which funded things like the crossing guards, flashing lights for school zones and some police equipment. That’s when the City told CCISD it wouldn’t be funding crossing guards anymore. 

Fast-forward to now and funding for crossing guards is back on the school board agenda again.

Mayor Joe McComb said "The school district was notified over a year in advance so they’ve had adequate time to make plans and preparations so that’s just part of doing business the way I understand it."

CCISD has issued a statement saying: "While any added cost is a strain, CCISD places a priority on safety; crossing guards are essential. The District is taking the program cost into consideration as planning continues for the 2018-2019 budget."