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Crossing guard no longer on duty at Lakeland elementary crosswalk

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LAKELAND, FL (WFLA) -

News release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office:

The Cleveland Court Elementary crossing guard located at Cleveland Heights Boulevard and Edgewood Drive in Lakeland will be removed due to the inconsistent use of the crossing by elementary students, eliminating the need for the crossing guard at that location. This decision was made by the School Crossing Guard Committee, following crossing counts and data collected throughout the school year.

The School Crossing Guard Committee is comprised of representatives from the School Board, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Board of County Commissioners Traffic Engineering Division, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and a number of the municipalities within Polk County.

As a matter of procedure, the School Crossing Guard Committee communicates with the principal of the affected school to inform them of the action taken. In addition, the principal is reminded to notify members of the committee if the situation changes at which time another survey would be conducted.

The school crossing guard at this location will be removed on Monday, April 21, 2014.

While this review process occurs throughout the year, deputies patrol school zones daily as a reminder to motorists that caution is critical. Please remember that fines are doubled in school zones and that all law enforcement members take the safety of children very seriously. As a responsible motorist, so should you.

Please Help Us Keep School Zones Safe.


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