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Safe Routes to Schools meeting planned

Tom Jackson • Feb 3, 2013 at 5:20 AM

Planners will discuss the new Safe Routes to Schools program for Sandusky Schools. 

Sandusky officials applied for the maximum $500,000 to install sidewalks, crosswalks and other safety measures around the district's education centers. The plan outlined improvements for every school district, although, planners are prioritizing Sandusky High School, Ontario Elementary and Mills Elementary.

The state department-sponsored program aims to:

- Improve the environmental around the school to encourage walking and bicycling to and from school.

- Expand the school's curriculum and activities to include safety and education programs that will teach children pedestrian and bicycling safety.

- Hold events to encourage walking and biking.

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