Superintendent works as crossing guard on first day of school
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Clark County School District Superintendent Dwight Jones traded in his suit and tie for a neon vest on the first day of classes.
Jones spent Monday morning helping out as a crossing guard while students made their way to C.C. Ronnow Elementary School on the east side of Las Vegas.
The school district is putting a strong emphasis on crosswalk safety this school year.
"We know that sometimes, especially the little ones, will not always abide by all the rules: staying on a sidewalk, waiting to cross, crossing in groups," Jones said. "I really encourage parents, especially in the first couple of weeks, to walk their kids to school."
Jones says parents should determine the safest route for their children to take to school, and have them stick with it.
The Superintendent showed his commitment to pedestrian safety by signing the Be Smart. Be Safe. Be Seen pledge on Monday morning.
Local police are helping out with the efforts to keep students safe this school year.
Last week, police conducted enforcement patrols to remind drivers of the importance of slowing down around schools and keeping an eye on crosswalks at all times.
Crossing guards are still needed at Clark County Schools. To apply for the paid position, click here.