School crossing guards contribute to the success of Philadelphia students and are important to school communities. Rain or shine, crossing guards promote the safety of students walking to and from schools that serve grades K-5.
Crossing guards stop and direct traffic at assigned intersections during school days. Their hours are mornings from 7 to 9 a.m. and afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m., with adjustments for early dismissal days.
School crossing guards work part-time and receive health benefits, pension benefits, and paid time off.
Child Protective Services Law requires the following background checks before hiring a school crossing guard:
- FBI criminal history background check
- Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check
- Pennsylvania child abuse background check
If hired, crossing guards must maintain their two Pennsylvania background checks throughout employment.