More school crossing guards approved

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

By Clint Confehr

Senior Staff Writer

Another school crossing guard is to be posted in Cornersville because of a unanimous vote last week by the Marshall County school board.

School officials realized if the exising guard is posted at the high school, motorists speed past the elementary school and vice versa.

School board member Harvey Jones advocated hiring two more guards, the second to be posted at Oak Grove Elementary School, where local leaders have asked highway officials to build a turn lane to the school on Franklin Pike.

School crossing guards "are supposed to have some law enforcement experience," Sheriff Norman Dalton said during the board meeting.

Also during the Sept. 17 meeting, the board:

* Called for bids on new school buses to be paid for with revenue from one cent per $100 assessed value on the county property tax rate;

* Voted to advertise release of food service fryers and other surplus kitchen equipment to non-profit organizations;

* Scheduled a Policy Committee meeting this week after hearing Marshall County Education Association President Nicky Randolph's report that teachers want clarification on the student dress code; and,

* Re-elected board member Mike Keny as chairman.