|Safe Routes to School|
Robbinsdale Area Schools’ priority is educating students in a safe environment. Getting students to school safely is part of that priority and some schools use the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program to help. Links to the schools are under Quick Links to the right. Three district elementary schools received grants to implement the SRTS program during the 2009-2010 school year, while another three schools also received grants for the 2010-2011 school year to create similar programs. All of these schools have held walk-to-school days, installed traffic control devices to make it safer for students, and raised awareness of the importance of healthy living and safe driving in their communities. The district received an additional grant through 2012 to continue Safe Routes to School education.
Safe Routes to School is an international program that began in Denmark in the 1970s that encourages students to walk or bike to school instead of driving. New York and Florida served as homes to some of the first SRTS programs, and in 2005, federal transportation legislation devoted $612 million for the National Safe Routes to School program.
Safe Routes to School would not be possible in Robbinsdale Area Schools without the help of its generous partners.
Links for more info on Safe Routes to School
National Center for Safe Routes to School
Minnesota Department of Transportation
|Safe Routes Quick Links
Rdale Promotes Safe Schools
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|Contact information for each school's Safe Routes program can be found on the school's respective Safe Routes page.|