They help keep your kids safe throughout the school year, and some local crossing guards were honored Monday for their hard work.

The Bethlehem Area School District held an appreciation breakfast at Northeast Middle School to say "thank you" to the district's crossing guards.

Superintendent Joseph Roy said the guards go above and beyond to keep thousands of local kids safe.

"We have 7,000 students walking to and from school 180 times a year, so I think we'd have more traffic incidents and more danger to the students for sure," said Roy.

Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan also spoke at the event, and each crossing guard was presented with a certificate of appreciation.