Crossing guard

A crossing guard assists students at the corner of Covington Road and Miramonte Avenue in 2019.

Los Altos is experiencing a staffing shortage of school crossing guards, leaving several school crosswalks unprotected.

According to All City Management Services, the company that contracts with the Los Altos Police Department to provide crossing guard staff, five positions are unfilled, leaving Loyola, Oak Avenue and Montclaire elementary schools and Egan Junior High without a sufficient number of guards to protect students.

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