Nevada’s largest school district in need of over 100 crossing guards ahead of students return to in-person learning

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A woman wears a facemask picking up a child as an Alhambra Unified School District crossing guard stops traffic outside Ramona Elementary School on February 4, 2020 in Alhambra, California. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

A woman wears a facemask picking up a child as an Alhambra Unified School District crossing guard stops traffic outside Ramona Elementary School on February 4, 2020 in Alhambra, California. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

Nevada’s largest school district is in need crossing guards for when schools return to in-person learning next month.

KTNV-TV in Las Vegas reported Monday that the Clark County School District has been holding virtual learning since the school year started in August. But elementary school students will be allowed to return to campus on March 1.

About 675 crossing guards typically cover about 430 locations in unincorporated Clark County, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. Guards are also hired to staff 148 locations in Henderson.

Patricia Pohl, the vice president of operations at All City Management Services, the company that’s contracted to provide crossing guard services, said the company is seeking to fill 150 to 200 positions across the Las Vegas Valley.

According to the Nevada Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety, 41 children going to or coming from school were hit by cars during the last school year before virtual learning was implemented. Among them, three suffered serious injuries and one died.

The crossing guard positions are part-time and pay $15 an hour. They would cover streets in Las Vegas, unincorporated areas of the county and Henderson.

Correction: This story has been updated to correct the number of guards still needed.

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