July 11, 2017


CONTACT: Margaret Boone, (602) 452-5072
Spanish: Leila Gamiz, (602) 452-5076

Crossing Guards Prepare for Safe School Year

PHOENIX (July 11, 2017)— With the school year rapidly approaching, hundreds of School Crossing Guards will be taking part in regional training workshops this month to ensure that thousands of Valley students make it safely to and from schools.

The 2017 Regional School Crossing Guard Training Workshops are sponsored by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and its member agencies. Three workshops are scheduled for the following dates and locations.

All workshop times are from 9:00 a.m. to noon:

  • Thursday July 27, 2017, Phoenix Washington High School Auditorium, 2217 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix.
  • Tuesday August 1, 2017, Rio Vista Recreation Center – 8866-A West Thunderbird Road, Peoria.
  • Thursday August 3, 2017, Dobson High School – North Lobby Auditorium, 1501 W. Guadalupe Road, Mesa.

Approximately 400 school crossing guards are expected to participate in these workshops.

The training will include essential crossing guard procedures, information on the health and welfare of guards and resources available from police and fire departments to help the guards ensure the children’s safety.

Special sessions will review traffic laws regarding crosswalks, procedures that must be followed in the crosswalks, and proper equipment that guards rely on to perform their duties safely and effectively.

School crossing guards that are interested in participating in the training workshops must preregister. Information and registration forms are available at the MAG website provided below.

For more information on the regional workshops for crossing guards, please contact the Maricopa Association of Governments, (602)-254-6300 or visit the website at

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About MAG

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Council of Governments (COG) that serves as the regional planning agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.

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