How to get a crossing guard back at Gaul & Berks St.

towner609's picture

Does anyone know how to go about getting a crossing guard back at Gaul & Berks St.? I'm assuming that since Holy Name School was closed down this is why there is no longer a crossing guard there. I still think that this is a busy intersection and there should be a crossing guard there to cross the children.

Pure_Fishtown's picture

It's not close enough to a

It's not close enough to a school to get one. Sorry. I don't think you will have much luck in getting anyone to listen.

Do they still have one at the forks?

towner609's picture

There is still one at the

There is still one at the forks, but that doesn't help the kids that need to cross at Gaul & Berks Sts. When Holy Name was opened there used to be a crossing guard at Gaul & Berks. Now that crossing guard was moved to Berks and Cedar - and there already is a crossing guard at Berks and Memphis. Gaul & Berks is just a busy intersection. I just truly feel that a crossing guard should be put back there for the children going to St. Laurentius, Penn Treaty and Adaire.

Pure_Fishtown's picture

I understand but I don't

I understand but I don't think the city will agree since it isn't within the block of the school. The argument of using Adaire and Penn Treaty just really would fall on deaf ears considering that they are logistically not close enough to demand a crossing guard at Gaul & Berks.

It is possible to get the attention and ears of Captain Campione to install one there. I would get the parents and some community together and have a meeting with the Captain. Maybe only a few people for a meeting and a petition that includes both parents and community.

Have you spoken with anyone from the Home & School Assn.? They may be working on something already.

preciouspup's picture

I think it's really useless

I think it's really useless having a crossing guard at Berks & Ceder Streets. Of all the years we lived here, there was never a NEED for one there. Why? So she can keep are job? The public school children are again ignored. They need to move her back to Gaul & Berks to serve ALL the children.

MichelleLynn's picture

Maybe try the public Liason

Maybe try the public Liason person at the district, sorry I can;t remember her name right now, but you could call

215-686-3260

jmminarik's picture

Towner check your PM. -Joe

Towner check your PM.

-Joe

Cajunmoon's picture

Is there perhaps a volunteer

Is there perhaps a volunteer program where a retiree, parent or citizen within the community who would be willing to donate their time to providing a crossing guard at Gaul & Berks?