Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

Friday, February 6, 2015, was Crossing Guard Appreciation Day.  Governor Scott issued a proclamation for this day, and most crossing guard programs and agencies throughout the state held events to show appreciation for their guards.

On this day too, FDOT recognized the following individuals and organizations exemplifying professionalism and responsibility for the safety of children.

2014 School Crossing Guard of the Year

City of Alachua Police Department School Crossing Guard Program

  • Sheila Wooley
Crossing Guard Appreciation Day: 2014 Guard of the Year Alachua

Sheila Wooley (center, holding certificate)

2014 School Crossing Guard of the Year-Team

St. Cloud Police Department School Crossing Guard Program

  • Tina LeBlanc
  • Rebecca Laisch
Crossing Guard Appreciation Day: St. Cloud Award

Tina LeBlanc (in white on left) and Rebecca Laisch (in white on right)

2014 Florida School Crossing Guard of the Year Award for Bravery and Outstanding Service

Clearwater Police Department School Crossing Guard Program

  • In grateful memory: Douglas Carey
Crossing Guard Appreciation Day: Clearwater award

In grateful memory of crossing guard Douglas Carey

2014 School Crossing Guard Programs of the Year
  • Gainesville Police Department School Crossing Guard Program
  • Seminole County Sheriff’s Office School Crossing Guard Program

Florida is a leader among states in developing its crossing guard uniform training guidelines and curriculum. FDOT is dedicated to providing a Train-the-Trainer program to educate trainers on the safe and effective techniques and crossing procedures used by crossing guards.

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