Safety concerns outside schools have intensified across Moray since the decision to axe crossing patrollers after the summer holidays.
The posts were cut by the council this year as part of budget savings that reduced spending by about £10million.
At the time, there were 29 locations for the posts across the region which helped some of the area’s 11,000 students arrive safely in class.
However, at the time, Moray Council stressed the service was not statutory and it was the responsibility of parents to get their children to the gates.
Since then, various initiatives have been tried to improve safety at individual locations.
Road closures were trialled at New Elgin Primary School to allow youngsters to use the space outside the gates to play with friends before the morning bell and after class – and a report is due to be debated at the council about whether the arrangement should be made permanent.
Meanwhile, traffic lights are currently being installed near Lossiemouth High School with another crossing due to be installed in Aberlour to help children across busy roads.
Parents have also been asked by community groups about whether they would consider funding the school crossing patroller posts themselves through donations.