TRENTON – A resolution sponsored Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg that would establish the annual observation of “Crossing Guard Appreciation Day” advanced from the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee today.
“Crossing guards undertake an immense level of responsibility to ensure our children avoid the hazards of the road en route to school and back,” said Senator Weinberg (D-Bergen). “The task of enforcing safety policies and procedures is a significant contribution to our communities. Their commitment to the safety of our children while crossing dangerous streets, intersections and railroad crossings in varying elements brings appreciable reassurance to families and should not go unnoticed.”
The resolution, SJR-46, would authorize the governor to annually issue a proclamation calling upon public officials and citizens of New Jersey to observe “Crossing Guard Appreciation Day” with appropriate activities and programs.
“Crossing Guard Appreciation Day” would be observed on the same day International Walk to School Day annually occurs in October.
The resolution advanced from committee by a vote of 5-0, and next heads to the full Senate for further consideration.