The City of Santa Monica has arranged for four temporary crossing guards to be stationed a the Samohi Michigan Avenue and 7th Street crossing during peak drop off and pick up times, beginning on Monday while a more permanent solution to traffic concerns can be determined.
SMMUSD is working closely with the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Police Department to address parent and staff safety concerns following the recent conversion to one way streets.
During construction, crossing guards were stationed there, but have been discontinued now that the street redesign is complete, as part of the Safe Routes to School program.
“We have met with City and police department leaders to address parent safety concerns and have been assured that they are working diligently to come up with permanent solutions to ease congestion and provide a safe route for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles during peak school hours,” Superintendent Sandra Lyon said. “We appreciate the temporary crossing guards while a permanent solution is considered as student safety is our top priority.”
More information on proposed plans will be communicated to parents in the next few weeks.