PennDOT recently announced the winners of $66,000 in funding through the federal Safe Routes to School program, and York City School District is among them.
The money is aimed at helping schools develop programs, purchase equipment or establish other ways of helping students who walk or bike to school do so safely, according to a news release.
Here’s what York City will do with the money, according to the release:
“Edgar Fahs Smith and Hannah Penn Middle Schools, York City School District — $10,000, to implement a ‘GO SAFE’ walking corridor between schools that includes ‘safe havens’ at businesses where children can go if they feel unsafe while walking or bicycling along the route. Safety equipment will be purchased for students and crossing guards, with workshops and educational materials developed for parents and community members.”
Learn more at the Safe Routes to School website.