On Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 UMVRDC staff joined Mayor Randy Tensen, Dawson Sentinel Newspaper editor Dave Hickey and over 170 Dawson-Boyd students and teaching staff to celebrate Fall Walk to School Day. Local students walked and bicycled to school and children who rode the bus to school walked three laps around the school to get their exercise (and burn off extra energy before their morning classes). Bottled water and granola bars for fuel were donated by Tim’s Food Pride and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) provided stickers as a reward for the student participants.
To learn more about Minnesota’s Safe Routes to School Program visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/saferoutes/index.html
The Dawson-Boyd School District worked with the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) in 2013 to assist with creating a Safe Routes to School plan for Stevens Elementary to identify community needs and priorities, and recommend steps to remedy existing problems and accomplish community goals and objectives. The completed plan can be found on the UMVRDC website at umvrdc.org.