UPLAND (CBSLA.com) — Upland Unified School District officials Wednesday authorized formal discussions with the city about reinstating crossing guards near school campuses after an 11-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run.
A special meeting was held at 7:30 a.m. to discuss how the district can financially support new safety measures.
The meeting comes just two weeks after Isaiah Shelton-Dobine was struck by a vehicle while walking in a crosswalk near Cabrillo Elementary School. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.
The suspected driver fled the scene and after a brief investigation, 25-year-old Jason Fehr, was arrested at his apartment, which happened to be in the same complex where Isaiah lived.
Following the incident, parents protested calling for officials to make the route to school safer.
School officials said the city cut funding for crossing guards in 2009 after a fiscal crisis.