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Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, v99 n4 p239-241 Apr 2005

In 2001, the California School for the Blind (CSB) was faced with a dilemma. The dropoff point for the day buses had to be changed. The new route to the only logical location for this change sent the buses through a driveway where residential students crossed to travel between the school and the dormitories. Some staff members wanted to eliminate this location as a possibility because of the increased traffic congestion and potential danger to the students. But the orientation and mobility (O&M) staff, saw this change as an opportunity. Schools all over the country have student crossing guards. The thought was, Why can't we do the same? A program was designed that has worked for four years. This article describes the design and administration of this crossing guard program.

Descriptors: Residential Schools, Program Effectiveness, Student Responsibility, Program Development, School Safety, Visual Impairments, School Buses, Traffic Safety

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Author: Besden, Cheryl; Crow, Nita; Delgado Greenberg, Maya; Finkelstein, Gerri; Shrieves, Gary; Vickroy, Marcia

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=3972&id=EJ683547







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