Safe Routes To School Even More Important In California After Trigger Cuts To Budget


It seems all those years of grassroots efforts to implement Safe Routes to School programs across California was not for nothing. As the state economy continues to stagnate, Gov. Jerry Brown instituted the trigger cuts that will wipe out Home–to–School Transportation (i.e., school bus services) in order to save $248 million.

Of course, not every school district can afford to not provide school bus services due to some Federal mandates, which mean they will need to cut from other programs in their already diminished school budgets to make up the difference.

[photos via Boston Child Brain Injury Blog | smithereen11]

WALKSacramento’s FREE Sacramento Safe Routes Five E’s Conference On October 21

Safe Routes To School

The Third Annual WALKSacramento Sacramento Safe Routes Five E’s Conference will take place on 21 October 2011 (8:30AM-4PM PST) at the Sacramento County Office of Education (10474 Mather Boulevard Mather, CA).

The event is FREE.

The conference agenda is not available yet, but view conference materials from 2009 and 2010 for a sense of what to expect.

Please note: International Walk to School Day is October 5.

[image via Northside Independent School District]