The Berkley Charter School crossing guard located at Old Berkley Road and Berkley Knights Road in Auburndale, will be removed due to the inconsistent use of the crossing by walking elementary students.
The decision was made by the School Crossing Guard Committee following crossing counts collected. This committee is comprised of representatives from the Polk County 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 or her of the actions 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 will be removed effective at the end of the 2017/2018 school year (today).
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.
The Polk County School Crossing Guard Committee reminds you to please drive safely in and around schools and school safety zones!