Parents and concerned neighbors packed the Penn Hills School Board meeting to discuss the elimination of some crossing guards.
You see them outside early in the morning and afternoons. Crossing guards are the eyes and ears of the community and now the people who take care of area children are being taken care of, too.
Stowe Township has cut five of its eight crossing guards. Since school started last week, Kelly Cropper-Hall, vice president of the school board, says she’s been unfairly inundated calls and visits to her home by angry parents.
It was the first day of school in the Sto-Rox school district, but parents of young children in Stowe say they had a rude awakening when their kids needed to cross busy streets to get the school bus — no crossing guards.