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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 9/24/2013 

 School Crossing To Be Removed 

The school crossing guard at Berkley Road and Old Dixie Hwy in Auburndale will be removed due to the inconsistent use by Lena Vista Elementary students, therefore eliminating the need for the crossing guard.   

The decision was made by the School Crossing Guard Committee. 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, the School Crossing Guard Committee communicates with the principal of the affected school to inform him/her 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 would be conducted. 

The school crossing guard at this location will be removed effective October 4, 2013.   

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.