To the editor:
As the winter months are approaching we, the Marshall Police Dept. and Adult Crossing Guards, wish to inform you of a few changes and remind you of some safety tips.
There will NO longer be a crossing guard stationed at the intersections of Bruce and East Lyon.
The following locations will have Adult Crossing Guards available:
Bruce/E. Lyon No longer staffed.
E. Main/C St./Lyon by the Coke Plant
Saratoga/C St. not staffed during winter months
Saratoga/James in front of the Middle School
Country Club Dr./S. 2nd St.
Country Club Dr./S. 4th St.
S. 4th St./W. College Drive
Some key safety points to discuss with your child regarding their commute to and from school:
All people crossing during guard hours should wait for the guards to direct them across the intersection.
Individuals riding bikes must get off their bikes and walk it across the intersection. If they fail to do this, they give up their pedestrian rights.
In areas where there is a crossing guard nearby, students should cross the street at the locations of the guards rather than crossing at an unguarded location. Example: Saratoga/Robert does not have a guard, but Saratoga/James does.
Please remind students to be courteous and respectful of the guards as they are taking time out of their days to help keep them safe.
Attention Vehicle Operators:
When driving in areas of schools and crossing guards, please be alert and aware of your surroundings. The children of our community are very important to us and we want to keep them safe!
The guards have very visible STOP signs which you are required to obey. You can be charged with a crime if you violate the stop sign.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Sgt. Wenker or School Resource Officer VanLeeuwe of the Marshall Police Dept.
On behalf of the Marshall Police Dept. and the Adult Crossing Guards, we wish everyone an enjoyable and safe school year.
Sgt. Jeff Wenker
Marshall Police Department