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Dallas County Schools Fallout: Dallas Approves 3-Year, $15.5 Million Crossing Guard Deal

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NBC 5 News

On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council approved a three year, $15.5 million contract to help fund school crossing guards.

The contract will not cover all of the crossing guard locations and guards currently working throughout the city of Dallas.

Dallas County Schools was once in charge of the crossing guard program, but after the company dissolved, the City of Dallas was left to take ownership of the program -- and the costs.

Wednesday, the Dallas City Council will consider a three year, $15 million contract to help fund school crossing guards.

The Department of Transportation recently conducted a survey, assessing 286 crossing guard locations, and found 31 of those locations did not meet the traffic criteria to warrant a crossing guard.

The reduction of 31 locations and guards would save the city $372,000.

Those low traffic locations will be staffed with volunteers instead.

NBC 5's Ken Kalthoff contributed to this report.

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