‘Clerk in the Classroom’ teaches kids how the city works

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Third grade students from Lafayette are learning what some city employees have to do to make it all work.

The Clerk in the Classroom program gets kids out of the classroom and into Lafayette City Hall.

Different departments demonstrate what they do everyday to help keep the city running. Students learned the proper way to make a 911 call, why recycling is important, and they got a visit from animals from the Columbian Park Zoo.

Lafayette City Clerk Cindy Murray said the kids ultimately get a better understanding about where they live.

“In their schools as it takes their principal, their lunch lady and teachers, it also takes our mayor. It’s good for our kids to know that the mayor doesn’t just sit behind a desk and tell people what to do. It takes all 600 of us to keep our city running,” Murray said.

Mayor Tony Roswarski also spoke to the kids about his job. This is the eighth year for the Clerk in the Classroom program.

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