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Grinnell Walk To School Day Presentation

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    Grinnell Walk To School Day Presentation Grinnell Walk To School Day Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • Safe Routes To School Melissa Strovers
    • Getting Started
      • Identify the Right Stakeholders
      • Meet and Create the Vision
      • Gather Information and Identify Issues
      • Create the Program
      • Leverage Resources & Divide the Work-Load
      • Evaluate, Adjust and Wrap Up
      Source: www.saferoutesinfo.org/getting_started/
    • Identify the Stakeholders
      • Bring together planning team
        • College, Chamber of Commerce, Local Non-profit, Park and Recreation Department
      • Identify other stakeholders
        • School District
        • Police Department
        • Key Businesses
    • Meet & Create the Vision
      • Identify the Event – International Walk to School Day
        • www.walktoschool.org
      • Set the Vision: To encourage families and students to take a break from driving and walk or bike to school and participate in the one-day event.
      • Purpose:
        • To enhance the health of kids
        • To promote a healthy environment
    • Gather Information
      • Contact the school administrator
        • Share the vision
        • Discuss any concerns
        • Keep it simple
      • Contact the police
        • Determine their level of involvement
        • Identify any potential safety concerns
      • Address potential liability concerns
    • Identify Issues
      • Determine which agency will cover the liability insurance?
      • With more children biking or walking, how do we make the safest routes possible?
      • What about children who live out of town and can’t walk or bike to school?
      • What about children whose parents are unable to walk or bike with them to school?
      • How do we motivate the kids to participate?
      • How do we motivate the teachers to encourage their students to participate?
      • How do we let the parents know about the event?
    • Solutions to Issues
      • Follow-up with insurance agent to ensure adequate liability insurance is in place
      • Coordinate with local police to bring out additional patrols for the event
      • Encourage families and friends to work together to find creative solutions for children to walk or bike to school for the day
        • Create a walking/biking school bus
        • Bring children into town and have a safe drop off point where children can walk to school
      • Motivate teachers and students to participate by offering an incentive
    • Create the Program
      • Grinnell’s Program:
      • District-wide contest encouraging all families and students to take a break from driving and walk-or-bike to school.
      • Offer incentives to winning teacher and classroom
        • $100 in Chamber bucks to the winning teacher from each classroom
        • Offer a pizza party to the winning classroom
      • Keep it simple for administrator, principal and teachers
        • Developed packets for each teacher
          • Local business offered to reproduce packets
        • Included Q&A, Stickers, Age appropriate activities, take-home flyer
      • Get the word out
        • Posted to Facebook, went on local radio program and featured in local paper
    • Leverage Resources & Divide the Work-Load
      • Leverage resources - http://www.walktoschool.org/resources/index.cfm
      • Divide the work-load:
        • Park and Recreation Department – coordinate with the school administrator, print stickers, and develop take home flyer for students
        • Chamber of Commerce – contact local businesses for donations, follow-up with the teachers after the event
        • Grinnell College – contact school principal, create packet of information for the teachers (tally form, Q&A, worksheets), purchase banners
        • Imagine Grinnell – coordinate meetings, develop the media plan, and make sure liability coverage is in place
    • Classroom Participation
    • Percentage Based on Classroom Participation
    • Overall Student Participation
    • Evaluate, Adjust and Wrap-up
      • Gather tally sheets from each school
        • Review data collected
        • Tally the sheets
      • Announce the winner for each school & ask for feedback
        • Coordinate with winning teacher for prize and party plans
        • Review feedback
      • Issue wrap-up announcement to local media
      • Discuss future plans
    • The End