HUNDREDS of Portland students are crossing one of the busiest roads in the city without the usual supervision of the school crossing.
The school crossing in Must Street outside the Portland Secondary College is on one of the major feeder roads to the secondary college, All Saints Parish, Bundarra Primary and St John’s Lutheran schools, with close to 1500 students arriving in the school precinct each morning and leaving in the afternoon.
The Must Street crossing has been unmanned since at least the start of term three after the resignation of the previous supervisor.
A concerned parent contacted the Portland Observer after noticing the school crossing appeared to have been unmanned for at least two terms.
“I can’t remember the last time a guard was on duty,” the parent, who wished to remain anonymous, said.
For more read Friday’s edition of the Portland Observer.