Safe Routes to School builds on the Six E’s: Education, Encouragement, Engineering, Enforcement, Evaluation, and Equity. Including the entire group of E’s in the planning process increases the odds that more students will walk, bike, or roll to or from school. Increased physical activity, especially before school, is shown to help with increasing test scores and a reduction in time teachers spend on discipline.
The Safe Routes to School Team, which included the superintendent, principals, parents, teachers, and students from MACCRAY as well as representatives from the school board, City of Clara City, Clara City Police Department, Palmer Bus Service, MnDOT, Countryside Public Health, and the UMVRDC met to discuss what it’s currently like for students to walk and bike to school and why they may not be doing it.
Completing this planning process will help set a direction for the school for the near future and increase the odds that the district and communities will be awarded grant funds for programming and infrastructure improvements.View Plan