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City of Colorado Springs / Traffic Engineering / Traffic Operations / School Safety Program / Crossing Guard Program

Crossing Guard Program

A Pedestrian Safety Index (PSI) was developed to evaluate the seriousness of crosswalk safety concerns and the need for crossing guards. School crossings are evaluated annually using the PSI, which considers a number of roadway characteristics such as: traffic volume, speed, number of children crossing, width of roadway, number of turning movements, existing traffic control devices and many more. Once a location meets a certain point value, it is authorized for a crossing guard.

Once a location has been authorized for a guard, the school and district are notified by School Safety Staff. It is the district's responsibility to hire and train the guard, although training will be provided by the City for Crossing Guard Trainers. The district is reimbursed for a portion of the guard's pay per an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA), whis updated annually.

For more information, contact School Safety Staff at (719) 385-5908 or TrafficEng@springsgov.com.