|Safe Routes to School at Neill Elementary
Neill Elementary began their Safe Routes to School program during the 2009-2010 school year by conducting a baseline parent survey, to determine how many students lived close enough to walk, and if walking or biking was a possibility. The SRTS Committee at Neill then completed a walkability assessment, and observed the need for signs and crosswalks that would help enforce traffic laws and make the route to Neill safer for walking and biking students.
Neill Elementary staff then worked with the city of Crystal to install signs and paint crosswalks at intersections near their school. The SRTS committee also worked with the school district’s transportation director as well as the school principal over the summer to re-paint parking spots to improve parking lot flow, and increase the safety of all students.
Who is involved?
Neill’s Safe Routes to School initiatives would not be possible without the help and hard work of a dedicated volunteer committee led by Mary Kay Olson, the instructional assistant at Neill, assisted by several parent volunteers and local law enforcement.
Still have questions, or want to learn more about Safe Routes to School? Contact any of the following people to learn more.
Heather Hanson, principal
Mary Kay Olson, program coordinator at Neill
Krisanthy Sikkila, SRTS coordinator for Robbinsdale Area Schools
|Safe Routes Quick Links
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|Did you know?
|Walking 10,000 steps per day or about 5 miles is a great way to stay in shape!|