Crossing Guards

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE



The Elkhart Board of Public Safety unanimously approved on Thursday,  a memorandum of understanding  between Elkhart Community Schools, and the city regarding funding for crossing guards for the rest of the 2017-2018 school year.


Letter sent to Troy Thomas
Courtesy of Troy Thomas

As students leave for holiday break, the fate of Elkhart crossing guards is still unknown. The city of Elkhart cut funding for school crossing guards when they adopted their new budget in October. The cost to fund crossing guards for a year is about $222,000.

The kerfuffle over who should pay for crossing guards is not new to Elkhart. Most people say it’s a often a disagreement between schools and city officials but usually settled quickly.