Florida School Crossing Guard Training Guidelines

In 1992, the Florida Legislature passed a law (Section 316.75, Florida Statutes), which requires local governmental entities to provide a training program for school crossing guards based on guidelines set forth by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). FDOT is encouraging even those local governmental entities and private schools not covered by the law to offer training programs based on these guidelines to their crossing guards in order to raise the professional level of all school crossing guards statewide.

These guidelines were developed over the course of a year by a School Crossing Guard Task Force consisting of crossing guard supervisors from some of the counties with the most highly developed crossing guard training programs as well as representatives from AAA, traffic engineering, public safety, school board transportation and local bicycle/pedestrian coordinators. These guidelines are intended to provide guidance to crossing guard supervisors, based on minimum standards for the safety of children.

This guide includes:

  • A guide on how to train the trainers;
  • Crossing guard guidelines;
  • An overview of the 4-hour classroom instruction;
  • An overview of the 2-hour field training;
  • An overview of the 2-hour on-site observation training;
  • Recommended procedures;
  • Suggested references;
  • Audio Visual materials;
  • Print materials.

Call or write Florida School Crossing Guard Program, FDOT Dist. 5, 719 S. Woodland, Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720 (904) 943-5600. Document also available as a web download.

Authoring Organization: 
Florida Department of Transportation and Florida School Crossing Guard Task Force
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