The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program – a program of the Department of Transportation – announced the 2020-2021 awards. The annual awards highlight partner schools, organizations, and individuals that have done great things with bicycle and pedestrian safety, events, outreach and engagement with students and in their communities.
Carrie Gould Elementary School was named School Partner of the Year and teachers Amy Kidane and John Tisbert of Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts were named Champions of the Year. In addition, Terry Enoch, Chief of the BOE PD, was named Statewide Friend of the Year. Under Chief Enoch's leadership, the SCCPSS Police have conducted walk audits and implemented walking school buses and safe routes to schools all over the county. Chief Enoch and his team of dedicated officers have engaged the community and students and have shared best practices at statewide and regional meetings and conferences.
Safe Routes to Schools empowers communities to make walking and bicycling to school a safe and routine activity once again. Georgia's SRTS Resource Center assists schools and communities with education, encouragement, enforcement, evaluation, planning and other non-construction related SRTS activities. In addition, the community benefits from less traffic congestion, better air quality, and fewer traffic conflicts near your school. Perhaps most importantly, our students will be healthier and more active!
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