Washington program that trains student crossing guards slow to start this year due to pandemic

The AAA School Safety Patrol program is facing delays in getting started this school year because remote learning kept students from being trained.

SHORELINE, Wash. — Officials with AAA Washington say they’re seeing statewide delays for their School Safety Patrol program after remote learning impacted its ability to get up and running ahead of the 2021 school year.

Echo Lake Elementary School in Shoreline, which normally has a strict application process, went from a week long training in the spring to a one hour training ahead of the first day of class. 

Fifth grade teacher Mark Owen has been a patrol adviser for 25

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