So, is becoming a crossing guard on your mind?
Pinellas County has a shortage of crossing guards this year, with about 130 guards for 184 posts at elementary and middle schools. One high school also is covered. This started as a volunteer program of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, but now guards are paid. The shifts are two hours a day and pay $23.69 total. Crossing guards, like other employees of the Sheriff's Office, must pass a polygraph test and a background screening. Guards must attend a six-hour training session and two hours of field training, which is then followed by three days of field training at the assigned post. Anyone interested in applying can contact coordinator Sharon Lough at (727) 582-5641.
Elementary schools have a choice of one entree or cold sandwich and two fruits or vegetables, or salad plate meal and one fruit or vegetable. Meatless entree, chef salad and cold sandwich selection available daily. Both include choice of milk: low-fat, skim or skim chocolate, and bread or crackers and dessert when available.
Monday: Breakfast for lunch, Philly cheesesteak sub, chef salad, deli roasted potatoes and romaine salad.
Tuesday: Fish taco, chicken nuggets, fruit and yogurt plate, seasoned black beans, veggie dippers.
Wednesday: Cheeseburger, spaghetti with meatballs and garlic breadstick, chicken Caesar salad, mixed vegetables, romaine salad.
Thursday: Grilled cheese, BBQ chicken sandwich, farmers salad, tomato soup, veggie dippers.
Friday: Professional Development Day. No school for students.