Plymouth receives Safe Routes to School grant
The school district will use funds to purchase bicycles, helmets and safety gear for students in the after-school bicycle club. Students in the club also will produce a video on bicycle and helmet safety to share with students in elementary schools across the district.
The Connecticut Safe Routes to School program is a state arm of a national program that began in 2005. Based on its student enrollment, Connecticut receives funding for infrastructure and projects like the educational video that Plymouth students will create during the 2014-2015 academic year.
The national Safe Routes to School program encourages communities to improve the safety of those walking and biking to school through a variety of programs including constructing safe crosswalks, creating educational programs and encouraging children and parents to walk and bike to school safely.