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Legislation #: 160340 Introduction Date: 4/28/2016
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS HALL, WAGNER, REED, TAYLOR, SHIELDS, LOAR, JAMES, JR., JUSTUS AND MCMANUS
Title: Honoring the North Kansas City School District, the Liberty School District, the Kansas City Public School District and Bike/Walk KC and declaring May 4, 2016, "Crossing Guard Appreciation Day" in Kansas City, Missouri.

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4/28/2016 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/28/2016 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 160340

 

Honoring the North Kansas City School District, the Liberty School District, the Kansas City Public School District and Bike/Walk KC and declaring May 4, 2016, "Crossing Guard Appreciation Day" in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

WHEREAS, dedicated crossing guards protect the lives of hundreds of children to safely cross busy streets to and from school; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City supports and recognizes the importance of public safety for our children, citizens and schools as a top priority in Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, approximately 20,000 children under the age of fourteen suffer from motor vehicle-related pedestrian injuries every year, and more than half of the injuries required hospitalization; and

 

WHEREAS, proper education on road safety and crossing guard assistance could prevent a majority of tragic injuries when crossing streets and intersections; and

 

WHEREAS, crossing guards presence and service to our community ensures the safe crossing of streets for our children, and encourages safety rules to our children to look both ways when crossing the street; NOW, THEREFORE,


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor the North Kansas City School District, the Liberty School District, the Kansas City Public School District and Bike/Walk KC and declare May 4, 2016, "Crossing Guard Appreciation Day" in Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Assistant Superintendent Paul Fregeau of the North Kansas City School District, Safety & Security Director Gary Majors of the Liberty School District, Board Vice Chair Pattie Mansur of the Kansas City Public School District, Education Program Manager Maggie Priesmeyer of Bike/Walk KC and Mr. Jason H. Withington, Community Activist with the encouragement from the Mayor and Council that everyone value the contributions of crossing guards to our communities and consider the safety and health of children today and every day.

 

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