Stevens Point leaders will not outsource crossing guards
STEVENS POINT (WAOW)-- Stevens Point leaders have decided not to outsource the city's crossing guards, but those guards will have to take a pay cut next year.
Mari Boris has been a crossing guard for 15 years in Stevens Point. She despite the pay cut, the new plan is a good one. "We have a little bit of a drop in pay but it's not, it's not anything that we're unhappy about."
Police Chief Keven Ruder said the Police Department will continue running the program. He said this plan will save the city $12,000 dollars.
"It's still a wage that they felt was acceptable and made it worth-while for them to be part of the crossing guard program," said Ruder.
He said the crossing guard program will cost the city around $30,000 dollars to run next year. Boris said she's glad to have a job, even though she will make less money next year. "I'm really glad. I'm glad I'm still working with everybody and that I will see the kids tomorrow."
The finance committee approved the plan, but its not official until the entire council approves it. That vote will take place in January.