To the governments of Oak Park and River Forest, District 90 and District 97:

Is it possible to simply fund crossing guards for the children of our villages without squabbling and scrimping? These are our children, for goodness’ sake! Fund the crossing guards at the level necessary to ensure the safety of our kids as they walk to and from school. Period. Err on the side of more rather than less. Period. And don’t forget about the kids who attend private schools.

I’m not convinced that it takes a village to raise a child, but certainly it takes our villages to help keep the children safe.

Marie Goodkin
Oak Park

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