Written By: Prince William County
Prince William County, VA… How will you show your love for your school crossing guards next week? The Board of County Supervisors last month designated Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, as Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in Prince William County.
Crossing Guard Appreciation Day offers Prince William County residents a way to let the highly dedicated school crossing guards – who are in the street protecting our children every school day – know that they are appreciated, and that their work to make our County a safe place to live, work and play is appreciated.
In the 58-year history of the Crossing Guards, there have been no deaths or serious injuries of any child at any school crossing. In the past school year, Crossing Guards conducted 17,544 safe crossings for approximately 549,780 children at the county’s public elementary and middle schools.
These highly qualified men and women who, by temperament and training, are fully prepared to meet the challenges of protecting our school children and training them in pedestrian safety. They provide an invaluable service to our community – sometimes under adversarial, dangerous or hostile conditions – in the performance of their duties.
When you see your child’s Crossing Guards next week, please be sure to share your appreciation with them. For more information on Crossing Guards, please visit the Police Department website.