[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Upper Hanover 11-12-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-12. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter authorizes the Upper Perkiomen School District to assume the hiring and oversight of school crossing guards to be stationed at intersections located in Upper Hanover Township.
Insofar as Upper Hanover Township does not have a municipal Police Department, the Township does not make provision for, and this chapter does not include, any details with respect to the training of the school crossing guards. The district represents that it will supply needed training as a part of its responsibility to oversee the crossing guards.
As of the effective date of this chapter, the Upper Perkiomen School District is responsible for the hiring and compensation of school crossing guards to be stationed as deemed necessary within the Township.
The Township will reimburse the school district for 1/6 of the cost of compensating up to five school crossing guards, as will be set forth in a separate memorandum of understanding. Such memorandum may include other municipalities that are ceding the authority to hire and oversee crossing guards to Upper Perkiomen School District. Regardless of whether there is a single memorandum of understanding or separate memoranda with each municipality, this chapter is premised upon an assumption by the district of at least 1/2 of the total cost of providing crossing guards.
The school crossing guards will be in uniform when carrying out their duties.
The school crossing guards will not be employees of the Township, and will be employees of the district; however, they will not be members of any existing or future bargaining unit that represents district employees.
The school crossing guards will be authorized only to control, direct and manage traffic and pedestrians at or near schools located within the Township.