Familiar faces will be back helping keep children safe as they enter and leave the new Stirling Public School next month.
Stirling-Rawdon council had planned to employ just one crossing guard at the school, which was built to amalgamate 3 local schools.
However, around 20 people filled Stirling-Rawdon council chambers last night asking council to go with 3 guards instead. Guards Tina Devries and Jennifer McGarry expressed safety concerns with buses, other vehicles, and students on foot making the areas around the school in the morning and afternoon extremely busy.
Mayor Rodney Cooney said he still believed one crossing guard would be enough, but had no problem upping the number to 3.
Crossing guards cost Stirling-Rawdon $12,000 to $15,000 each a year. When there were 3 schools, the community employed a total of 4 guards.