Crossing Guard Workshops
The Maricopa Association of Governments works with cities and towns to improve road safety. These Crossing Guard Workshops provide basic education and training to school crossing guards, thus meeting a basic but an essential step to ensure that crossing guards do not compromise their own safety nor that of K-8 school children while performing their duties.
The intent of this MAG workshop and the associated print materials and video is to provide basic safety training for all school crossing guards as a regional road safety initiative. All K-8 schools may utilize this workshop to train their school crossing guards. The responsibility remains with each school for hiring, training, and defining when and where crossing guards are to be on duty.
2019 Crossing Guard Training Workshops
MAG hosted three half-day training workshops that was held prior to the start of the school year. The first workshop was held on July 25, 2019 in Phoenix, the second was held on July 30, 2019 in Peoria, and the third was held on August 1, 2019 in Mesa. These workshops are part of a regional effort to help improve road safety. The workshop content was developed in partnership with a number of cities in the Phoenix metropolitan region. We hope to see participation by all K-8 schools in the Phoenix metropolitan region. There is no cost to attend these workshops.
In our role as the regional planning agency for Phoenix metropolitan region, we are working with all cities, towns and counties in our planning region to improve road safety. Improving road safety on access routes to schools has been identified as a regional priority. The support of school officials is essential to address this issue effectively. These workshops provide basic education and training to school crossing guards, thus meeting a basic but an essential step to ensure that crossing guards do not compromise their own safety nor that of children while performing their duties.
All three workshops will have identical content. Spanish translation services are provided for those who need it. Many cities and towns in the region recommend this MAG workshop for all public K-8 schools located within their city limits. Please note that the City of Phoenix does not hold separate training events.
Planning for next year’s workshops will begin in early 2020.
Guardians of the Future - English Version
Guardians of the Future - Spanish Version
School Crossing Guard Procedures Animated Presentation - No Audio