The McPherson Police Department still needs one more full-time school guard to serve at the intersection of First and Elm Streets in McPherson.
Seven school guards have been rehired for the upcoming school year along with two new substitutes. However, more are still needed.
“In the event that we would not have a school crossing guard due to sickness, illness, or anything else, that position will be unmanned this year until we get additional substitutes and that full-time position filled,” Chief Rob McClarty told the city commissioners at this morning’s meeting. “We’re working closely with the school trying to get those filled by some of their staff and/or ours when available.”
Chief McClarty also reminded local residents that the school zone crossings will be in effect with the start of school this week, and that means drivers need to pay attention to reduced speed limits.
“Just as a reminder, slow down in the school crossing school zones,
he said. “We will be out enforcing the speed limit in those zones starting this week.
“We don’t want to get any kids hurt, and I’d just prefer you slowed down and drove safely.”
Anyone interested in working as a school crossing guard in McPherson can contact Captain Martens with the McPherson Police Department at 620-245-1200 or stop by the Law Enforcement Center at 1177 W. Woodside in McPherson.