By Emily Wood, NEWS 9
OKLAHOMA CITY -- There is a safety concern for many parents with school age children. More than a dozen schools in the metro area are operating without crossing guards at key locations.
School crossing guards brave the weather and the not-so-patient drivers to help little ones walk across safely day after day.
Most crossing guards are volunteers and the program director said those volunteers are hard to find. She said they've already hired 6 crossing guards and are looking for 13 more people to fill the open spots.
"Our concern is for the children," said the volunteer program coordinator, Francene Thomas. "Those locations we haven't been able to find crossing guards for, those children are in danger when they cross."
The following is a list of schools that are in need of crossing guards:
Gatewood – 1821 N.W. 21st Street
Hayes – 6900 S. Byers
Heronville – 1240 S.W. 29th Street (2 Positions)
Kaiser – 3103 Lyon Boulevard
Monoroe – 4810 N. Linn Avenue (2 Positions)
Parker – 12700 N.E. 42nd Street
Parmelee – 6700 S. Hudson Avenue
Prairie Queen – 6609 S. Blackwelder Avenue
Rancho Village – 1401 Johnston Drive
Wilson – 2215 N. Walker Avenue
Harvest Hills (Putnam City) – 8215 N.W. 104th Street
Interested applicants can visit those schools or call the Bricktown Police Department at 405-297-1142.