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Getting to School for Some MN Children Can be a Dangerous Proposition

by Anne S. on Monday, December 17, 2012

Rachel just shared this awesome news story on Safe Routes to Schools.  Please take a minute to read the story and then take action on our latest alert  and ask your lawmakers to fund the Minnesota Safe Routes to School program!

(12/17/12) SAUK CENTER, Minn. - When state lawmakers return to St. Paul next month, they will again consider a program that aims to help kids get to class and back on their own. Safe Routes to School funding could be used for everything from sidewalks and cross walks to bike lanes and pedestrian bridges.

Dan Brooks is the Superintendent at Sauk Centre Public Schools. He says the need is great.

"Bus routes have been cut back in many districts across the state, and districts have extended their walking boundaries. Additional developments, increased traffic flows, different routes used by children - many of those kinds of factors are coming into play." Read the rest of the article.

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