Safety patrol needs parent’s help

By Ginnie Baker - Guest submission

From August through the early part of June, our kids are walking, riding their bikes or are driven to the elementary school.

When they all converge on the school at the same time, traffic can be a nightmare and the kids are put at risk.

The Bellville Safety Patrol guards do their very best to ensure the kids safety. Being shorthanded, we can only do so much to keep kids safe.

Parents can help by encouraging their children to only cross the street where there is a safety patrol guard on duty. If you walk your child to school, please do the same, cross with the safety patrol guard. You’ll be setting a positive and safe example for your child. Parents should also encourage their kids to follow the directions of the safety patrol guard. We’re there to help keep your children safe as they go to and from school.

As coordinator of the Bellville Safety Patrol Program, I’m asking for your help. Teach your kids to cross with the guards. And more importantly, seriously consider volunteering for safety patrol. The commitment is only one half-hour one day a week, either mornings from 7:30-8:00 a.m. or afternoons from 2:30-3:00 p.m.

You will not only be keeping your child safe, but also the children of your friends and neighbors.

For more information on volunteering for Safety Patrol, please contact Bellville Police Chief Ron Willey or Ginnie Baker via email at

By Ginnie Baker

Guest submission