STORY UPDATE: Crossing guard hired for Kenrose
By CAROL STUART
Brentwood Home Page
The Williamson County Sheriff's Department has good news for the Kenrose Elementary family: A crossing guard has been hired and will be on duty next week.
The position had been vacant since last spring and parents, teachers and administrators had been concerned about safety issues. The Sheriff's Department has been advertising the job to no avail -- until now. (Click here to read BHP's Special Report.)
"He is a retired gentleman that lives on the east side of Franklin," Capt. Roddy Parker said. "He was looking for a part-time job and saw our ad in the paper. He started looking when our ad was running. Just luck it happened."
Parker almost had a young male teacher take the job a week ago, but after driving to the school the applicant decided it wasn't workable to drive the distance twice a day. Parker said people from the Brentwood area generally don't apply for the position, and gas is often too costly for others to drive to Kenrose from other parts of the county.
"It takes just the right fit, even in this tight job market," Parker said.
The new crossing guard's first official day at Kenrose is Monday, but he will be in employee orientation on Monday morning. He will be on the post starting Monday afternoon at 3-4 p.m. and at 8-9 a.m. each morning, Parker said.