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Possible change to crossing guard service.

Original post made by TSR, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 5, 2011

We just received a call from Lieutenant Ron Watson, PAPD who called to inform us about a change that is being considered to the city’s crossing guard service.

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Posted by Mom of 3
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Oct 6, 2011 at 9:11 am

Difficult to say whether a lower-paid crossing guard is inferior. Depends on the personality of the employee. The ones who really care about children are fantastic, such as the crossing guard in front of Jordan, the Duveneck one, and the Embarcadero/Newell one. The Louis Rd./North CA guard rotates but is generally inferior because they make the students wait too long (too wimpy). What makes the other guards superior is that they are vocal and they place the students as priority, making cars wait while still allowing cars their chance. They make sure they are in the crosswalk with the stop sign before they allow students to cross the street.


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