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Crossing guards and speed zones could soon be eliminated by The City of St. George



St. George – Officials said that there are just too few 5-year-old students to justify 23 guards at mid-day.

According to the statement, the change would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022.

There are 13 elementary schools in the city, and every mid-day, 23 guards help at the different crosswalks.

They may see a total of 10 or fewer kids from those 13 schools every day, Bangerter said.

Police surveyed and went to every school for an entire week. They counted the number of kids. On some days, they saw one or two kids, on other days they did not see any kids at all, and the city paid nearly $600 a day to staff 23 guards during mid-day.

The crossing guards used before school and after school will remain, and no guards will be laid off.

The city plan worried some parents with kindergarteners.

They are reaching out to parents who will be affected and asking them to do a survey.