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School Resource Officers (SRO) and Safety Officers

The City of Weston, with a contribution from the School Board of Broward County, funds Broward Sheriff's Office School Resource Officers in the Public schools located in Weston. Two School Resource Officers and one School Safety Officer are assigned to Cypress Bay High School, one to Tequesta Trace Middle School, one to Falcon Cove Middle School, and one at every one of the six elementary schools in the City and the Charter school.

School Crossing Guards

The City of Weston contracts for the provision of school crossing guards to ensure the safety of the thousands of children who walk or ride their bikes to school in Weston each day.

Temporary Parking in Bike Lanes

You may only park in the bike lane to temporarily walk your child to and from the school during morning drop off and afternoon dismissal. Law enforcement will issue citations for vehicles parked in bike lanes after these times.

Temporary parking in the bike lanes surrounding Weston's elementary schools will also be allowed for school-based special events, open houses, and special assemblies when parents and guests are invited to attend. The Broward Sheriff’s Office will not enforce the temporary parking only rule during such events, as there is not enough parking on school property to accommodate all the visitors. By State Statute (FSS 316.1945,1) “at the direction of a police officer” Law Enforcement is permitted to allow vehicles to park in bike lanes for a specific purpose, (i.e. drop off, dismissal pick up, or a school-based special event.)

School Zone Traffic

At the start of a new school year, for the first few weeks, traffic in and around school zones is not typical of traffic for the remainder of the school year. We welcome your concerns during this time and will make note of them for evaluation and review by the City’s Traffic Engineer and the Broward Sheriff’s Office - Weston District Traffic Unit. Any changes in operations, if warranted, will be made after the second week of school when traffic assumes its routine patterns.

Stop for School Buses - It's the Law

Florida school buses carry precious cargo – our children. Motorists are required to stop when approaching a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing and STOP arms extended. All drivers moving in either direction on a two-way street must stop for a school bus displaying a stop signal, and must remain stopped until the road is clear of children AND the school bus stop arm is withdrawn.

On a highway divided by a paved median, all drivers moving in either direction must stop for a school bus displaying a stop signal, and must remain stopped until the road is clear of children AND the school bus stop arm is withdrawn.

The only time traffic approaching an oncoming school bus does not need to stop, is if there is a raised barrier such as a concrete divider or at least five feet of unpaved space separating the lanes of traffic.

Visit the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website for more details.

Anonymous Tip Line

Anonymous tip line for reporting potential school threats or other school-related safety and security concerns. Parents and students can report tips via:

  • Call 754-321-0911
  • Text SBBC with a tip to 274637 (CRIMES)
  • Email a concern
  • Submit an electronic tip at