The school crossing located at Kathleen Road and Prine Road in Lakeland, is no longer being utilized by elementary students walking to or from Griffin Elementary School, eliminating the need for the crossing guard at that location.
This decision was made by the School Crossing Guard Committee, following a survey of the location and a confirmation that no children are crossing at that location as they walk to and from Griffin Elementary. This committee is comprised of representatives from the School Board, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Board of County Commissioners Traffic Engineering Division, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and a number of the municipalities within Polk County.
As a matter of procedure, Sheriff’s School Crossing Guard supervisors communicate with the principal of the affected school to inform them of the action taken. In addition, the principal is reminded to notify members of the Committee if the situation changes, at which time another survey will be conducted.
The school crossing guard at this location will be removed effective Friday, September 26, 2014.
While this review process occurs throughout the year, deputies patrol school zones daily as a reminder to motorists that caution is critical. Please remember that fines are doubled in school zones and that all law enforcement members take the safety of children very seriously. As a responsible motorist, so should you.
Please Help Us Keep School Zones Safe.