It’s been a busy spring for our Safe Routes to School staff. Trainers from the Bicycle Alliance and Feet First trained 40 educators from eight school districts how to teach safe biking and walking skills to their students. This curriculum will be taught in grades 5-8 physical education classes.
School districts that received training this spring include Sedro Wooley, Lynden, Eatonville, Zillah, Wahluke, Waitsburg, Pomeroy and Reardan-Edwall. Additional trainings are scheduled later this year, and up to 29 school districts can be trained in total. This map shows the school districts that have been awarded training so far.
This training project is funded by a two-year grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation, and managed by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If your school district is interested in applying for a training grant, please visit OSPI>Safe Routes to School Program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout 2011.