Crossing Guard Workshops
The Maricopa Association of Governments works with cities and towns to improve road safety. Crossing Guard Workshops provide basic education and training to school crossing guards. This training is essential to ensure that crossing guards do not compromise the safety of K-8 school children or themselves while performing 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.
2021 Crossing Guard Training Workshop
Due to the risks to public health caused by the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus at public gatherings, last year the Maricopa Association of Governments determined that meetings and events will be indefinitely held through technological means. We are confident that as a community we can work together to slow the spread while maintaining resources we provide.
The virtual format was well received for the 2020 Crossing Guard Training, and so the 2021 workshop was also conducted virtually to continue limiting in-person meetings.
In anticipation of a time when all schools will be back in session, MAG invited all school crossing guards and any interested school officials that serve school districts to register to attend one of two, two-hour Zoom webinar events that were held on July 30, 2021.
We look forward to a time when we can provide in person workshops. Until then, MAG will continue to provide the materials as a resource.