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Hillsborough County Schools get more crossing guards, improvements at intersections

Most Hillsborough County Middle Schools will now have crossing guards.

TAMPA, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Commission teamed up with the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office and the Hillsborough County Public Schools to identify where improvements and crossing guards were needed.

Commissioners approved spending more than $700,000 to pay for the improvements and more than a 100 new crossing guards.

The sheriff's office plans to hold a news conference at 9 a.m. Tuesday to talk about the progress on hiring and training the new crossing guards. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister and County Commissioner Stacy White are expected to provide an update on the infrastructure projects that will make walking to school safer. 

Here's a list of schools getting safety improvements: 

  • Barrington
  • Buchanan
  • Burnett
  • Davidsen
  • Dowdell Magnet
  • Eisenhower
  • Farnell
  • Giunta
  • Ben Hill
  • Jennings
  • Mann
  • Martinez
  • McLane
  • Mulrennan
  • Pierce
  • Progress Village
  • Randall
  • Rodgers
  • Sgt. Smith
  • Turkey Creek
  • Webb

Click or tap here for more information from the county on exactly what improvements are being done at those schools.

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