Can you believe the first days of school for Lewisville Independent School District and Argyle Independent School District students are less than a month away?! Ahead of each district’s first day of school, we want to let you know about some changes happening at our crossing guard locations. Following analysis of all school crossing guard sites in Flower Mound, we learned several of the sites do not meet the minimum requirements and will no longer be staffed with a guard. Those locations include:
- St. Gallen Lane at Wager Road
- Garden Ridge Boulevard at St. Gallen Lane
- Forest Vista Drive at Lake Forest Boulevard
- Spinks Road at Lexington Avenue
- College Parkway mid-street crossing
- Matterhorn Lane mid-street crossing
- Timber Creek Road at Colony Street
- Timber Creek Road at Glen Hollow Lane
Our analysis also showed a need for two additional sites and three guards for Argyle South Elementary School. Finally, the mid-street crossing locations for Old Settlers Elementary School and McKamy Middle School will be moved to the nearest intersections to assist with crossing students. To view a map of all locations, visit www.flower-mound.com/crossingguards. All of these changes will be implemented for the upcoming school year.
In determining these changes, we followed best practices emphasizing safety and utilized the School Crossing Guard Index (SCGI), which is also used by many of our benchmark cities. We will continue to conduct SCGI evaluations each semester of the school year to evaluate and prioritize the need for crossing guards throughout town to make sure all our students get to and from school safely.
We’re always looking for crossing guards to join our team. If you’re interested, please visit www.flower-mound.com/crossingguards for more information on qualifications and benefits.