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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Crossing guards needed to fill posts at a handful of Springfield school locations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Three weeks into the new school year and CrossSafe, the contract agency that helps manage crossing guards for Springfield Public Schools, is still in need of crossing guards to fill a handful of open school crossing locations. 

Crossing guard shifts are typically 55 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon on all days school is in session. Guards are paid $14.20 per hour with training provided. Those interested must have a willingness to work outside in all weather conditions and have the ability to stand for 1-2 hours at a time and hold a stop paddle. 

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, all crossing guards are required to wear masks for the protection of themselves and the students and pedestrians they serve.   

“The most rewarding part of being a crossing guard is knowing at the end of each day you helped contribute to the safety and well-being of the students and families you serve,” says CrossSafe Supervisor Josh Allen. “You become invested in the community and there is great purpose in that. It is a very meaningful calling.” 

The City of Springfield and Springfield Public Schools partner to provide crossing guard services at approximately 26 locations across the city.  

“We received a good response from our first call for guards, but we still have 3-5 slots to fill,” says City Traffic Safety Professional Mandy Buettgen-Quinn. “The City is committed to covering all crossing guard locations, so Public Works, Springfield Police Department employees and others are helping fill in as our busy work schedules allow. We’re hopeful more community members will come forward and apply to help keep students safe.”    

To learn more and apply, see the online job posting or call 417-619-2899.

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For more information, contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected] 

View the crossing guard job posting.
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