The Anchorage School District is again appealing to the public to help prevent summer vandalism at public schools.
Director of security Gardner Cobb says there's a pattern of vandalism that occurs every year when school gets out.
He says vandalism increases because there's no staff on site. Cobb says district officials would like members of the public to watch for vandalism and call police if they see suspicious activity.
Cobb says most vandalism so far has been broken windows and spray-paint graffiti but there's been at least one attempted torching of playground equipment.
The district will again have people on site camping in recreational vehicles at some schools to help spot vandalism.
Superintendent Carol Comeau says parents should know where their children are and talk to them about the importance of taking care of schools.