Paso Robles Students to participate in National Walk to School Day
–Students throughout Paso Robles Joint Unified School District will be participating in the National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The event is organized by the PRJUSD Student Services Department in conjunction with Safe Routes to School and San Luis Obispo County Rideshare. Drivers are advised to be aware of an increased number of pedestrians near schools that day.
Walk to School Day began in 1997 and has evolved into an event that supports a movement for year- round safe routes for children headed to and from school. Last year, over 1800 students and staff in PRJUSD participated by either walking or riding their bikes. Says Director of Student Services, Kristen Shouse, “Programs like Safe Routes to School offer us an opportunity to unite the students, parents, and community in reinforcing the need for safe walking and biking in addition to sparking the importance of staying healthy.”
In addition to promoting safety and health and wellness, parents have an opportunity to win their child’s school a Bike Rodeo for Bike to School Day in 2018. The school that has the most surveys completed in San Luis Obispo County will win the prize. Surveys are due by December 31 and can be found by clicking these links: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017SRTSparentsurvey (English) and https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/2017SRTScuestionariodelpadres (Spanish).
Information gathered from the surveys will be used to support applications for funding for the Safe Routes to School transportation projects and programs.