Safety for students at Bradfordville Public School will be strengthened with one of 88 new school crossing supervisors to soon be appointed as students return to the classroom.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said Bradfordville was one of 80 schools across the state preparing to welcome a new school crossing supervisor as part of the NSW Government’s plan to fast track the appointment of 300 new school crossing supervisors within three years.
“This appointment has been made possible thanks to the NSW Government’s $18.5 million commitment to increasing student safety around schools. The new crossing supervisor will monitor children at the crossing in Hampden Street as they walk to and from school and will be the first supervisor at our school,” said Mrs Tuckerman.
Schools were invited to apply for a supervisor before the end of Term 1 and 80 schools were successful.
“Recruitment for this position will open shortly and I strongly encourage dedicated people interested in serving their community to keep an eye out for the job ads,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
Mrs Tuckerman said with kids returning to school this week, their safety was top priority and the new school crossing supervisor is part of a suite of measures the NSW Government is implementing including reduced speed limits in school zones and high visibility safety treatments like signs, “dragon teeth” road markings and flashing lights.
Mrs Tuckerman also recommended motorists download the Speed Adviser app to alert drivers when they enter an active school zone and for teachers and families to visit the Safety Town website https://www.safetytown.com.au/ for educational road safety activities.
For more information about the School Crossing Supervisor program please visit: roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/schools/schoolcrossingsupervisorprogram.html