Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Add School Crossing Guards to the Mix of Budget Cuts
Link to September 8 Boston Globe article, "Struggling towns cut crossing guards".
Excerpt: With cash-strapped cities and towns scouring budgets for expenses to slash, they’ve cut back on everything from teachers to libraries and sports programs, and as school begins this year, parents in some places were dismayed to learn of one of the latest economies.
How could they cut back on crossing guards?’’ exclaimed Richard Doyle, whose 9-year-old son found no escort to cross the busy street in front of Weymouth’s Frederick Murphy School last week. “What’s more important than the kids getting to school safe?’’