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Blissfield students train for Safety Patrol


Posted on January 13th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Blissfield students train for Safety Patrol

The 2016 Blissfield Safety Patrol squad will be providing assistance to students. (Copyright 2016 River Raisin Publications, Inc.)

The 2016 Blissfield Safety Patrol squad will be providing assistance to students. (Copyright 2016 River Raisin Publications, Inc.)

By MELISSA BURNOR

Approximately two dozen Blissfield elementary and middle school students have been commissioned with the task of keeping the Blissfield Schools campus safer. The 21 fifth-graders and approximately five sixth-graders are now part of the AAA Safety Patrol recently reintroduced to the Blissfield campus. Safety patrollers will aid younger students crossing along the driveway and getting from the bus loop to the elementary school. Blissfield Elementary Principal Michael Valasek said there had been a safety patrol in Blissfield but it was several years ago. But with heavier traffic in the parking area during school drop off and pick up times the program has been reintroduced. Blissfield Police Chief Dale Greenleaf, who has worked with the schools to improve the safety and traffic flow around the elementary school, introduced the idea to elementary Valasek.





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