Bronx parents calling for crossing guards at P.S. I.S. 194

One of the Bronx's newest schools is offering students a state of the art facility, but has also neglected to provide crossing guards to help students cross busy streets.The $70 million P.S. I.S. 194 is located at the corner of Waterbury Avenue and Zerega Avenue, with Westchester Avenue running behind the school. These are certainly some of the area's busiest roads. Many parents say that coming and going to school has become very dangerous for children, especially for younger students who may not know how to cross streets safely. P.S. I.S. 194 hosts about 900 students from pre-K through 8th grade.Many parents are starting to take matters into their own hands, collecting signatures, contacting local officials and even speaking with the Department of Transportation about having a traffic light installed at the corner of Waterbury and Zerega, and a speed bump put in place in front of the school. Parents say the DOT won't have an answer until next month.Parents say the 45th Precinct has been providing one temporary officer twice a week to help students cross the streets, but they say this small measure is not enough.

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