Police hoping to fill vacant crossing guard positions
Crossing guards are needed to fill several positions in the Las Vegas area. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Metro is looking to fill 38 vacant crossing guard positions in the Las Vegas area.
"This is probably one of the worst years I'm having is right now," says Helen Lawhon, Supervisor for Metro's Community Services. Lawhon has been with Metro's traffic bureau for nearly 20 years.
Lawhon says crossing guards are typically seniors and most are quitting because of health problems. It just happens to come on a year when we've seen an increase in traffic fatalities across the valley.
The Clark County School District's budget problems don't help.
"The school district is having problems; they did not get an okay on new buses, therefore, we have more children walking. Which means, I have to put more guards out there because it's hard to control these anxious little children," says Lawhon.
The shortage is widespread and affecting every part of the district.
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