Valley crossing guards go to the private sector
Metro has hired a private company to take over crossing guard program in hopes of saving money. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Valley's school crossing guard program is going to the private sector. Starting next year, an outside company will manage the program instead of Metro.
School crossing guards will be managed by All City Management Service, Inc., a California based company.
The roughly $2 million contract is for one year, with options to renew for an additional five.
A representative for the company tells Action News, it's aware there has been a shortage of guards in the valley and one of their objectives with the program is to increase coverage.
All City Management Service plans to pay guards at their current pay.
Current crossing guards will be looked at first during the application process.
We'll have information on re-applying and training when it becomes available.
Changes will take place after winter break, in early January.
All City Management Services was the only company to officially bid on the contract.
According to Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, Metro estimates they could save $160,000 annually with this move.