DeKalb schools, not county, employing crossing guards

When school begins this week in DeKalb County, the crossing guards helping students will be employed by the school district, not the county.

The county will save $390,000 by shifting the cost to the district. Moving the part-time workers was among recommendations in a Georgia State study on staffing levels in DeKalb last year.

The guards became employees of the school district on Aug. 5. The district has hired 130 guards for the school year.