School zones remain active despite distance learning, CCSD police say

Posted at 8:14 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 11:28:47-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County School District students remain in distance learning, but CCSDPD is reminding parents school zones are still active. Flashing lights and lower speed limits are still being enforced, even though students are not inside classrooms.

The reduced speed limits are needed to keep those using food distribution sites safe. School zones are active at over 300 locations across the Las Vegas valley that are serving as food pickup locations.

The school zone lights have been switched from school hours to food distribution hours.

"On average, the district is handing out about 85,000 meals a day, so that's a lot of traffic still coming to our schools," said Sgt. Bryan Zink with the Clark County School District Police Department.

On top of that, some teachers have chosen to do distance learning from inside their classrooms.

CCSDPD says they don't want to deactivate the flashing lights and school zones now in case it would cause any confusion for when school does go back in-person.

"We think it would be a disservice to the community to turn the lights off now, and then switch them back on," said Zink.