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File #: 17-0018R    Version: 0 Name: Investigative Hearing - Crossing Guard Cuts
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Withdrawn
File created: 4/3/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 6/25/2018
Enactment #:
Title: Investigative Hearing - Crossing Guard Cuts For the purpose of reviewing and helping reverse the recent annual reductions in crossing guard personnel, elimination of previously assigned crossing locations, and the proposed cutback of hours paid for crossing guard services.
Sponsors: Mary Pat Clarke, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Eric T. Costello, Brandon M. Scott, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Robert Stokes, Sr., Kristerfer Burnett, Shannon Sneed, Bill Henry
Indexes: Crossing Guards, Cuts, Investigative Hearing
Attachments: 1. 17-0018R~1st Reader, 2. Finance 17-0018R, 3. BCPSS 17-0018R, 4. Completed File_17-0018R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmembers Clarke and Schleifer

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Investigative Hearing - Crossing Guard Cuts
For the purpose of reviewing and helping reverse the recent annual reductions in crossing guard personnel, elimination of previously assigned crossing locations, and the proposed cutback of hours paid for crossing guard services.
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Recitals

Crossing guards are an essential part of our public safety system, protecting the smallest and youngest of our citizens. These crossing guards are their first - and often only - line of defense against the dangers they may encounter moving between the safer and more controlled environments of school and home. Unfortunately, at current and projected funding levels, there are simply not enough of them or enough crossing locations to provide the protection our children and their families need and deserve.

Loss of 64 funded positions and numerous crossing locations since 2015-16

- In school year 2015-16, the City funded 321 crossing guard positions, including 33 substitutes.

- In the current school year, the number shrank to 290, with substitutes eliminated.

- In the 2017-18 school year, Finance projects 290 funded positions, again with no substitutes, representing a loss of 64 positions in two years.

But that’s just positions funded!

- Last year, only 245 positions were actually filled, plus 33 substitutes.

- This year, only 246 filled, with no substitutes.

- For the 2017-18 school year, Finance recommends 290 budgeted...

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