SPOKANE -- A nationwide program launched in Spokane this year aimed at getting more fathers and male role models involved in schools.
The “Watch Dogs” group at Roosevelt Elementary School is made up of fathers or relatives of kids who attend the school. The volunteer group started this fall with about 50 men.
The dads sign up for a full day of school starting at 8:30 a.m. They monitor the halls, help in the classroom and clean in the lunchroom.
Now there are some additional responsibilities for thee Watch Dogs.
In the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the Watch Dogs have started patrolling the school campus.
The group says it has had a great response so far, and that many of the volunteers have come served more than once.
The Watch Dogs would like to recruit more volunteers so they can have at least one volunteer at the school every day of the school year.