Encourage students to walk and bike to/from school; educate students on traffic safety.
The benefits include:
- improved physical health of students
- higher student self-esteem
- purer air quality
- less car congestion
- friendlier neighborhood
The centerpiece of this program is an ongoing incentive program to encourage students to walk/bike to/from school.
Examples of an ongoing incentive program are Red Shoe competition and monthly prize giveaways like a scooter raffle.
The County Public Health Department, which runs the local Safe Routes to School program for area schools, provides funding and a lot of good information and support. Pircles PTA provides funding as well.
Positions (1/3 filled)
Committee Chair Signed Up: 0 / 1
Work with the school administration (principal, teachers) and the county Safe Routes to School administration to carry out activities. The activities are optional, except the student tallies which are required. But the more you implement, the better results you’ll have.
Ongoing Incentive Program Signed Up: 1 / 1
Putting up student tracking sheets. preparing student tracking sheets, tallying sheets.
Bike Rodeo Signed Up: 5 / 8
The SRTS county office will run it, but you just have to be there.