[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Matamoras as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: Former Ch. 33, Shade Tree Commission, adopted 6-7-1977 as Ord. No. 185, approved 6-7-1977, as amended, was repealed 5-1-2012 by Ord. No. 317.
[Adopted 9-6-2016 by Ord. No. 326]
Pursuant to § 1127 of the Act of February 1, 1966, as amended, the Borough hereby allows the Board of Directors to assume hiring and oversight of school crossing guards. The Police Department shall provide such training or assistance of the school crossing guards while on duty, as deemed necessary by the Chief of Police, from time to time.
All individuals performing crossing guard duties will have completed PennDOT certified flagger training and renew certification every three years. The District will provide the Chief of Police copies of all employees' certificates of completion.
All crossing guards will wear ANSI-approved personal protective equipment while on duty.
Such school crossing guards shall be authorized only in the management of traffic and pedestrians in and around areas identified by the Police Department and the School District Superintendent or his or her designees.
The school crossing guards shall not come within the civil service provision of the Act above referred to, nor shall they fall under the bargaining unit of the School District nor be considered an employee as defined under § 1101-A of the Act of March 10, 1949, known as the "Public School Code of 1949," or a school employee as defined under 24 Pa.C.S.A. § 8102 (relating to definitions), or under any plans hereafter effective.
The School District shall assume the cost of compensation, including fixing such compensation, if any, of the school crossing guards. Auxiliary police officers, appointed as prescribed by general law, may be hired by the School District to serve as school crossing guards. The Board of School Directors shall notify the Borough Council of those hired and all employees used to serve as school crossing guards and shall further hold the Borough harmless from and indemnify the Borough from any and all claim or claims made, suits, judgements or recovery of any nature or kind resulting from the action or actions or lack thereof by or on account of any such school crossing guard, designated or appointed by the School District pursuant to this article, and shall provide to the Borough an agreement providing for such indemnification.