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We live on the same side of the road as my children's elementary school. A wood fence that the school put up separates the road to our small housing development from the long driveway to the school. To get to school, we walk all the way down our road and walk about 20 feet to the right, in a grassy area that is part of the county easement. That puts us on one side of the school driveway; the OTHER side of the school driveway has the sidewalk, and that is the side the school requires children to walk on. The main road and the school driveway form a "T." They have a crossing guard stationed ACROSS the driveway (not on our side), who stops traffic on the road and escorts children across the street to the sidewalk that runs adjacent to the school driveway. There is NO crosswalk across the school driveway (which is what we need to cross to get to school), and the Principal said the cross-walk guard cannot walk my children across. This year I have walked my kids across the busy school driveway on the way to and from school. It is VERY dangerous because there is traffic coming from both directions (left and right) of the top part of the "T," turning onto the school driveway AND there is all the traffic coming FROM the school from drop-off/pick-up, and they are trying to turn left or right onto the main street. No one stops traffic for us; there is no crosswalk. We have to stand there and wait for someone coming from the school to stop for us, and then we have to dodge traffic that is turning onto the school driveway from both the left and the right. It has been a nightmare! Isn't there some kind of law requiring schools to provide safe crossing on streets (including their own driveway)? Why do all the other kids who walk to school get "safe passage," but my kids don't?