Starting next Wednesday, a crossing guard will begin assisting students who need to cross Gum Springs Church Road to get and to from Gum Springs Elementary School and West Jackson Middle School.
Crossing guards will assist students at designated times. Students are discouraged from crossing Gum Springs Church Road while a crossing guard is not available. School officials say it’s unsafe to cross the road without assistance.
In the morning, crossing guards will be available from 7:40-8 a.m. for elementary and middle school students.
In the afternoon, crossing guards will be available for GSES from 2:25-2:40 p.m., and from 3:30-3:45 p.m. at WJMS.
Also, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will be training and certifying school system employees to direct traffic at the newly-installed crosswalk across from the bus drive at GSES.