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District Department of Transportation

School Crossing Guard Program

DC School Crossing Guard at work

DDOT's School Crossing Guards protect the safety of students who walk, bike, or take transit to school. School crossing guards help students safely cross hazardous intersections en route to the school building and work in conjunction with school monitors, school security, parking enforcement officers, roadway traffic operations patrols, and police officers. The table of schools and intersections covered by DDOT can be found below and in the attachment section of the website. DDOT will continue to update the table to reflect the latest deployment plan.

Check out this interactive map to find out where school crossing guards are assigned across all eight wards.

Safety Tech Appreciation Day

Safety Tech Appreciation Day (STAD) is now a city-wide day of recognition for the 200+ Safety Techs, also known as School Crossing Guards, who take their posts every morning and every afternoon during the school year. Their job is to help student pedestrians and bicyclists reach their school safely. DC's second annual Safety Tech Appreciation Day is March 22, 2024. View the flyer below for more information on how you can show appreciation for a Safety Tech along your commute, and download our "Thank You" note printable.

Request a New School Crossing Guard

To request a new School Crossing Guard, school principals should download the "School Crossing Guard Request Instructions" and the "School Crossing Guard Request Form" and submit to DDOT. DDOT will evaluate each request and assign School Crossing Guards based on priority and availability of resources. 

Looking to join the DDOT team?

Health and life insurance benefits and retirement benefits: 

  • Complimentary Capital BikeShare Membership  
  • Continued professional development, and professional growth through DDOT University, the in-house training available for all DDOT employees. 
  • Employer-assisted housing loan program, providing payment and/or closing cost financing for first-time homebuyers (restrictions apply).