Education of a School Crossing Guard

It’s difficult to find takers for the school crossing guard job. Starting pay is $11.50 an hour and a guard’s three shifts, totaling just five hours, are spread over an eight-hour day. But newly hired Angela Diniz, whose posts include crossings at P.S. 234, at Greenwich and Chambers Streets, and nearby P.S./I.S. 89, at West and Warren, brings special care and a sense of mission to her work.  “I’m so proud to take this job,” said Diniz, who came to New York from Rio de Janeiro four years ago. “It makes me so happy.” READ MORE