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June 25, 2013

Jurisdiction of village school crossing guards


Jurisdiction of village school crossing guards
Informal Opinion of the Attorney General 2013-3

The Attorney General’s Assistant Solicitor General in Charge of Opinions, Kathryn Sheingold, advised the Village of Alden’s village attorney, Chris G. Trapp, Esq., that, consistent with General Municipal Law §208-a, a village school crossing guard may control traffic at an intersection within the village that does not abut school property if his or her exercise of such traffic control is to aid in protecting school children going to and from school.

The opinion is posted on the Internet at:
http://www.ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/opinion/2013-3_pw.pdf

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