Traffic Safety Tips

    • The City of Lawrence continues to recruit crossing guards for some planned locations for the 2023-2024 school year.

    • We encourage interested individuals to consider giving less than two hours a day to assist the children of our community in getting to-and-from school safely. Find more information about the city's crossing guard program and an application at

    • We also encourage school families to consider walking or biking to school together if possible. In addition to supporting children’s safety, caring adults leading a group of children in walking or biking to school together provide social support, model kindness and cooperation, and increase physical activity. 

    • We are fortunate in our community to see neighbors helping neighbors with carpools and walking school buses. 

    • Another option for families to keep in mind is that Lawrence Transit is free in 2023.

    • Safe Routes to School provides safety tips, brochures, and maps of safe routes to each of our schools at This website also includes our K-8 Be Active Safe Routes curriculum with lessons, such as bicycle safety and active transportation.

    • Please demonstrate (and frequently remind) your children of safety precautions they should use when walking or biking to school.

    • When driving near schools and in-and-around school zones, slow down, watch for children walking and biking to school, and use extra caution.