Request for crossing guard for First Avenue Middle School (Arcadia, CA)
Every afternoon, at the intersection of 1st Ave. and California St., students are crossing the street with fears of being hit by cars. Many drivers ignore the Stop sign or the school staff who volunteer for traffic duties.
The traffic at that intersection is heavy with parents' cars,the school buses, the after-school center shuttles and the students crossing the street to their rides or after-school centers (First Avenue Education & STEPS Academy).
Without the approval from the Arcadia School District and the City of Arcadia, the volunteers directing traffic are not allowed to wear safety vests or to carry Stop signs.
Due to increasing crime rates and the already stretched police force in Arcadia,we cannot expect police presence at the intersection for the whole time that our children need protection from the heavy traffic.
Tragedies occur in a split second. Accidents have happened before and will happen again if we do nothing. Please support us by signing this petition. We are asking for the placement of a trained crossing guard at the intersection of First Ave. and California St. by First Avenue Middle School in Arcadia, CA.
Your signature will save lives! Thank you!