Safety for students at Bathurst Public School will be boosted by two of 98 new school crossing supervisors being rolled out across the state in the coming months, under the NSW Government’s $18.5 million commitment to improve student safety.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the new supervisors would help with student movements before and after school at two crossings, both located at the intersection of Rocket and George Streets.
“We look forward to welcoming our new school crossing supervisors over the coming months as they join about 1300 others across the state helping to keep primary school students safe,” Mr Toole said.
“Recruitment for these positions will open shortly, and I strongly encourage dedicated people interested in serving their community to apply.”
Earlier this year Bathurst Public School welcomed its first school crossing supervisor who has been based at the crossing on the corner of George and Lambert Streets.
Mr Toole said the NSW Government was really putting the spotlight on road safety for the regions’ youngest road users who were still getting used to the road rules.
“In January last year we announced an expanded criteria, which would see 300 new school crossing supervisors fast-tracked for primary schools across the state, so that even more students could safely cross the road on their way to and from school,” Mr Toole said.
“I’m pleased that of the 98 new positions, 38 of them will be in regional schools, including at ones that haven’t had a crossing supervisor before.
“Our school crossing supervisors are part of a suite of measures to keep kids safe, including reduced speed limits in school zones, high-visibility safety treatments like signs, ‘dragon’s teeth’ road markings and flashing lights.”