CONOLLY CALLS FOR COMMON SENSE ON SCHOOL CROSSING SUPERVISORS
Written on the 23 August 2018 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly has called for a more flexible, common sense approach to the assessment of applications by primary school communities for the employment of crossing supervisors.
"The employment by RMS of crossing supervisors is all about child safety.
"We shouldn't let that goal be caught up in red tape or excessively rigid interpretation of the criteria.
"In the case of rapidly growing suburbs like The Ponds and Schofields we know that student numbers are not only growing year by year but month by month and even week by week.
"An assessment undertaken 5 or 6 months ago is no longer a valid measure of student numbers in these localities.
"I am urging the Minister for Roads to review the decision of the RMS not to appoint a crossing supervisor at Riverbank Public School, taking into account the extraordinary growth which is occurring.
"When the RMS decision was made on 19 July 2018 I immediately wrote to the Minister asking for her to review the matter.
"I have no doubt that student numbers at Riverbank will continue to grow for some time, so I'm asking for the decision to appoint supervisor to be made sooner rather than later.
"I believe that it is time to review the decade-old criteria to ensure that they are working to achieve the goal of keeping children safe," said Mr Conolly.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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