Authoring Organization:Vermont Safe Routes to School
This form will help measure how students get to school and whether the SRTS Program affects trips to and from school. Teachers can use this form to record specific information about how children arrive to and depart from school on several days in a week. The information this form helps collect will be used to help track the success of SRTS programs across the country.
Date set for 2014 event
From all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, 4,447 schools registered Walk to School Day events, setting a new participation record. To see which schools celebrated Walk to School Day 2013, go to www.walkbiketoschool.org/go/whos-walking/2013.
Schools across the country are back in session and Walk to School Day is right around the corner, making September a great time to teach pedestrian safety.
We all know the statistics, that many children today are not getting the exercise that they need. Whatever barriers are preventing children from exercising, those barriers are higher for children with disabilities.
Every child participating in the Safe Routes program experiences multiple benefits—exercise, interaction with peers, and development of navigation and safety skills, just to name a few.
For students with disabilities, those navigation and safety skills may be the key to their future mobility, according to Judy Shanley.