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June 12, 2006

Albany--Whether Dougherty County schools will have crossing guards next school year is still up in the air.

Board members addressed the issue tonight during their weekly board meeting. In the past, the Albany Police Department paid for the crossing guards.

They've now decided to stop, since the county hired its own police force.

School board members say they've tried working with county and city commissioners in hopes they'll help foot a portion of the bill.

So far no one is budging. Board members say the safety of the school children is a top priority. However, people attending tonight's meeting hope they resolve the issue soon.

"We do not want to be two months from now worrying about who's going to assist those children in getting to school safely because someone has to do it," says William Wright, a concerned citizen.

"If the county sticks and city sticks to their position, and the school board sticks to our position, what I'm going to suggest to my board is that we do an evaluation of the crossing guard, determine exactly what's needed out there, and how many, what it would cost, whether or not volunteers could do it," says school board chairman, Willie Weaver.

School board chairman Willie Weaver is scheduled to meet with Albany City manager Alfred Lott tomorrow afternoon.  However,  Lott previously refused to take on any of the cost.  

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