Boronia Park gets ‘lollipop’ supervisor

BORONIA Park Public School will get a road safety lollipop supervisor.

The school community has recently campaigned for the supervisor and highlighted traffic related problems during school arrival and leaving hours.

The upcoming appointment was made possible through lobbying from Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts who said student safety is the government’s top priority.

“The school is now eligible for a lollipop supervisor thanks to 300 additional lollipop supervisors to be provided by the Berejiklian Government,” he said.

“This was a collective effort by our community because Boronia Park Public previously didn’t qualify for extra help will now meet the criteria making school children even safer.

“Even a small detail like getting kids into the school safely has received increased investment because we have been able to balance the budget and pay off debt.

“Special thanks is given to Hunters Hill Deputy Mayor Clr Ben Collins, the Scholl Principal and the P&C who have been tireless in their efforts.”

Education Minister Rob Stokes said the Boronia Park initiative would offer more protection for children and improved visibility for motorists.

“As Mr Roberts has said, keeping students safe is our number one priority and every child should be able to get to and from school safely,” he said.

Mr Stokes said under the previous requirements, a crossing had to be used by 300 cars per hour in the morning or afternoon as well as at least 50 students to be eligible for a supervisor.

“More schools will NOW be eligible for a lollipop supervisor, including 69 schools that had previously applied and were found ineligible,” he said.

The School Crossing Supervisor Program is used to fund up to 1200 supervisors at around 800 crossings across the State.