School Crossing Guards
New rules for school crossings
Starting January 1, 2016, drivers and cyclists must stop and yield the whole roadway at school crossings where there is a crossing guard displaying a school crossing stop sign. For more information, visit the Ministry of Transportation website.
Crossing Guard Program
The Town of Oakville Crossing Guard Program is the responsibility of the town's Traffic Operations division of the Roads and Works Operations department. Crossing guards are responsible for helping school kids cross busy streets in Oakville.
The Crossing Guard programs assist children from the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Halton District School Board. Crossing guards assist young students at more than 90 locations in Oakville.
Here's some safety tips for motorists:
- Crossing guards wear a bright orange vest, bright orange wristbands, and they hold a stop sign in an upright position when taking kids across the street.
- All motorists must stop before reaching a crosswalk when the stop sign is upright. Motorists must stop when the crossing guard and the children are preparing to cross or are in the roadway.
- Motorists should not proceed through the crosswalk until the children and the crossing guard have cleared the roadway.
- Be courteous and attentive if you encounter a crossing guard. Obey the crossing guard at all school crossings. Obey speed limits and community safety zones at all times.
Become a School Crossing Guard
Do you enjoy working with children? Are you physically fit? Why not become a school crossing guard? If you are interested in becoming a Town of Oakville crossing guard applications are available at:
Human Resources Department
Town of Oakville
1225 Trafalgar Road
Or you can open an application form (pdf, 24 kB).
Or apply online by viewing our current opportunities.
Crossing guards work a maximum of three hours per day during the school year.
Inclement Weather Procedure
There may be times during the school year when extreme temperatures or weather conditions impact crossing guard locations in Oakville. Details are outlined on the Inclement Weather Procedure for Crossing Guards page.
For more information contact
Supervisor of Crossing Guards
905-845-6601, ext. 3363