LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — With the start of elementary school classes fast approaching on March 1, dedicated individuals are urgently needed to serve as paid school crossing guards across the Las Vegas valley.
Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft made a plea to the public to staff the hundreds of available positions ahead of the school year.
"We have 675 positions available to cover 430 intersections in unincorporated Clark County," he said.
Andrew Bennett with Zero Fatalities also said the workers could save lives.
Bennett says in the last school year, just in the months before the Clark County School District began virtual learning between August and March, 41 kids were hit by cars heading to or returning from school. Three were seriously injured and one died.
"Our children's lives are at risk. School crossing guards represent a vital public safety interest to making sure that our school zones are safe and that our children remain safe," Bennett said.
If you are interested in such part-time work, please call All City Management Services at 702-675-3135 or visit here.
Crossing guards are paid $15 an hour in unincorporated Clark County, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. Guards are also being sought to serve in Henderson.