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Safety concerns over intersection near Franklin Middle School

Posted: 9:21 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 23:16:39-04
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GREEN BAY (WGBA) -- The Green Bay Area School District is showing concern over an intersection near Franklin Middle School. Last week, the district said incidents occurred where students were in danger of getting hit by a car near Lore Lane and Oneida street

In response to the risk, an employee of the school will serve as a crossing guard for the morning. Until now, there was only a crossing guard for the afternoon.

"They will be there from 7-7:30 in the morning," said Chris Collar, the safety and security coordinator for the Green Bay Area School District.

Crossing guards typically employed by the police department. However, the school district got approved to have an employee work to help students stay safe.

"If we wanted to have the city post someone there, it would have to go through the traffic commission which would take a month," Collar said. "The more immediate way was to request one of our staff to be granted permission which was approved immediately."

The School District sent a letter to families about the intersection concerns. The letter also asked parents to have conversations with their children about safety tips.

Those tips from the letter include:

  1. Stop at the curb or edge of the road before crossing, and to never run into the street.
  2. Look and listen for traffic to the left, then to the right and then to the left again.
  3. Cross at the street corner and walk in crosswalks.
  4. Always watch out for cars.
  5. Never go between parked cars to cross the street.