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Summer vacation is coming to a close, and that means young students will soon be heading back to class.
July 19, 2021

They Keep Our Kids Safe: Here’s How They Learn

MAG hosts annual crossing guard training to get kids to school safely

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Marcy McMacken, MAG, 602-452-5076
Margaret Herrera, MAG, 602-452-5072

PHOENIX (July 19, 2021) – Summer vacation is coming to a close, and that means young students will soon be heading back to class. Getting your kids to and from school safely is a top job for crossing guards, who receive their training through a safety program offered by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG).

Hundreds of crossing guards will take part in regional training workshops on July 30, 2021. The online training is coordinated by MAG and its local government partners. During the training, participants will learn essential crossing guard procedures, traffic laws regarding crosswalks, proper equipment, and how to ensure their own health and safety while keeping others safe. The training will include customized video demonstrations.

Two identical sessions will be offered, both on July 30, 2021.

First session: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Register for this session at this link: https://bit.ly/3jCEZfq

Second Session: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register for this session at this link: https://bit.ly/3ygTE3Y

Pre-registration is required for all participants. The last day to register is Thursday, July 29, 2021 by the end of the business day.

Media are welcome to view the online training. For questions, please contact MAG Community Outreach Planner Marcy McMacken at 602-452-5076, or Transportation Safety Program Manager Margaret Herrera at 602-452-5072.

About MAG

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) provides a forum for local governments working together on issues that affect the lives of everyone in the greater Phoenix region. We are a regional agency that conducts planning and makes policy decisions in a number of core areas. These include safe and smart travel, the economy and growth, environment and sustainability, and improving quality of life, all with a focus on efficient and effective operations. Our members include 27 cities and towns, 3 Native nations, Maricopa County, portions of Pinal County, and the Arizona Department of Transportation. Our planning area encompasses about 10,600 square miles.

 

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