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星期四, 6月 23, 2016

Boston Public Schools Complete Safe Routes to School Campaign for the 2015-2016 School Year

Boston Public Schools Complete Safe Routes to School Campaign for the 2015-2016 School Year
Boston, Ma. - Friday, June 24, 2016 - Boston Public Schools (BPS) today announced the completion of this year's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) campaign, which officially launched in June 2015 to increase safety and promote healthy behaviors among students during their morning and evening commutes to and from school via public transportation and pathways.

"Safe Routes to School provides our families with insight on the safest ways to commute to school," said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. "Safety is our number one priority, and are doing everything we can to ensure our students arrive at their classrooms safely and ready to learn."

Last year, BPS partnered with the Boston Public Health Commission to support the SRTS initiative in an effort to increase the number of students in grades K-8 who regularly walk, bike, or take the MBTA to school.

"Any effort that aims to keep our students active and safe has the support of the Committee," said Boston School Committee Chairman Michael O'Neill. "It is our hope that many of the students felt empowered through this process, and will continue to utilize the skills learned in the past year."

Additionally, the SRTS initiative aims to improve students' health and well-being. Most children and youth do not meet the national recommendations of 60 minutes of daily physical activity, which supports positive academic results for students.

"To provide our students with the very best education, we have to ensure that we are supporting initiatives that support healthy environments," said Superintendent Tommy Chang. "Safe Routes to Schools is creating a healthy school climate for our students, which is crucial when we are looking to produce strong students, both in and outside of the classroom."

The David A. Ellis Elementary School in Roxbury participated in the last scheduled walk on Friday, June 17.

"The Mather's Spring Walk to School Day was a great success," said Principal Rochelle Nwosu of the Mather Elementary School. "It's important for our students to practice active and safe transportation in our community. We know that active bodies support active minds, so we encourage movement throughout our day."

Seventeen schools have participated in the walk initiative. SRTS is currently serving the following schools:

Bates Elementary School
Bradley Elementary School
Condon Elementary School
Ellis Elementary School
Guild Elementary School
Haley K-8 School
Harvard/Kent Elementary
Haynes Early Education Center
Holmes Elementary
Kilmer Upper and Lower Schools
Lyndon K-8 School
Mather Elementary School
Mattahunt Elementary
Quincy Elementary School
Russell Elementary School    
UP Academy Dorchester
Winship Elementary School

For more information, visit the following link: http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/5895.