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October 30, 3:47 PM click here to comment > 0

Welcoming the newest members of the Spruce Street School Safety Patrol

Last week I visited the Spruce Street School in the Denny Triangle neighborhood to swear in the newest members of the Safety Patrol –students who help others cross the street safely in and around the school.  The Safety Patrol Pledge:

Place your right hand on your heart and raise your left hand, repeat after me.  I, state your name, promise to do my best to:

  • Report for duty on time
  • Perform my duties faithfully
  • Strive to prevent crashes by always setting a good example myself
  • Obey my teachers and officers of the safety patrol
  • Report dangerous student practices
  • Strive to earn the respect of fellow students

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These students pledge to prevent crashes and to lead by example as they look out for each other on streets near their school. After the 22 new members of the Safety Patrol were sworn in, students asked me some great questions including: “Is your job hard?” “Do you get to talk to the President?” and “What do you do with your free time?”

Road safety near schools is one of our top priorities; earlier this year we launched the School Road Safety Initiative, which aims to increase safety through a combination of education, street improvements, encouragement, enforcement, and more.

Posted by: Mayor Mike McGinn