Middle School Educator Guide: This year, we unveiled the K-5 Educator Guide and to compliment this guide, I have been busily working with a curriculum writer and graphic designer to develop a Middle School Educator Guide. We are nearing the end of development and are on track to unveil this guide in the 14-15 school year. The middle school guide will include science, math, and English Language Arts. Health standards are woven into several of the lessons at the request of several reviewers. All lessons will be aligned to the CCSS and NGSS. This guide, like the K-5 guide fosters flexible implementation, but unique to this guide is that it serves more as starting point and invites students to take what they are passionate about and what they have learned and initiate their own campaigns.In the world of audits, during the second quarter, San Mateo-Foster City wrapped up its last of 20 audit on a frosty cold morning. An audit was also conducted at Farallone View in the Cabrillo Unified School District. San Carlos and South San Francisco are in the process of finalizing contracts for audits to be conducted. San Carlos will conduct 4 audits so audits will have been conducted at all school sites. South San Francisco still has 3 schools in need of audits. During this second quarter, San Carlos School District used an audit report conducted at Central to initiate conversations with the City Public Works Department, which leads me to my next topic, Task Forces. The City of Pacifica and the Pacifica School District are also in the process of establishing a formal working relationship. The City was recently awarded a grant for Safe Routes to School infrastructure improvements, which the city applied for upon recognizing the district’s commitment to Safe Routes to School. With their working relationship at in its infancy, there will be more to report at the next meeting.This leads me to my next update. During the second quarter, the cities of Pacifica, Foster City, San Mateo, and Belmont adopted resolutions in support of Safe Routes to School. San Carlos is currently exploring the process for following suit. In addition to city level work, the Hillsborough City School District was the first district in San Mateo County to adopt a resolution in support of Safe Routes to School. They utilized California School Board Association language, considered their program and adopted a policy in November. The San Mateo-Foster City School District is currently in the draft and review phase of revising all policies. Safe Routes is a new policy that is currently being considered.
Turn it over to Alonso who will highlight some information about a Zamzee pilot in the Millbrae and Burlingame School Districts.
Transit Summit: With support from the National Safe Routes to School Partnership, I will be presenting on Safe Routes to School in San Mateo County. Specifically highlighting how we have structured the program and the support we provide to districts so that they may develop sustainable programs that meet the needs of their communities. Karrie Passalacqua of the San Mateo-Foster City School District will share a perspective on how districts utilize the tools provided by the San Mateo County Safe Routes Program and Winston Parsons of Peninsula Family YMCA’s Ybike program will share how this support translates into program implementation.Golden Sneaker Event: Two weeks ago, I provided a training to coordinators on hosting Golden Sneaker Contests. We used some of the time to collaboratively outline events for districts. Schools were provided with tracking resources and tools. Schools are currently registering and will be competing for iPods, courtesy of Spare the Air Youth.Wellness Summit: On Feb 27 and 28, wellness advocates from all over San Mateo County will be gathered here at SMCOE to learn about comprehensive wellness programs and policies. I will be using this as an opportunity to highlight Safe Routes to School as a means of supporting students in being active.Earth Day: In early planning phases with RecycleWorks. At present, Westlake ES has signed up to host a walking school bus clean up event. If you are interested in joining, let me know and we’ll find an event for you.
Preliminary data from our third data collection period is beginning to come in. It shows…
The uptick in parental concerns is something that is of interest. One possibility for the rise in concerns is that we have brought on a new school district, Hillsborough City School District. With the program being entirely new in the community, it is of little surprise that there are concerns. Nonetheless, the fact that there are concerns is not something to be ignored.
I will of course spend lots and lots of time pouring over the data to identify needs and how to address those needs through resources, education, encouragement and outreach, but one set of eyes pouring over data can lead to holes in the analysis. So, we are going to take some time to review the data together and gather your input.NOTE TIME TO REGROUP
February 11, 2014 Policy Advisory Committee Meeting
Policy Advisory Committee
Safe Routes to School
February 11, 2014
Daina Lujan, Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Awareness of Second Quarter Activity
Spotlight on Burlingame and
Awareness of Program Implementation
Awareness of Upcoming Events
Awareness of Program Performance
Data Analysis and Next Steps
Input on the direction of the 14-15
Input on future topics and the format for
Middle School Educator Guide
City Council Support and Policies
Millbrae and Burlingame Zamzee Pilot
Consultant to the Safe Routes to School Program
San Mateo County and Santa Clara County Transit
Summit, February 22
Golden Sneaker Events, February 26 through March 11
Wellness Summit, February 27 and 28
Earth Day, April 11
Awareness of Program
Aware of SR2S at School
Not Sure if School Participates in SR2S
Data: Travel TO School
Mode Split TO School
Data: Travel FROM School
Mode Split FROM School
Data: Parent Concerns
Key Parental Concerns
Lack of Adults
to Walk With
Data Analysis Activity
• Review the data individually (3 minutes)
• In partners or groups of three (10 minutes):
• Describe trends
• Note needs
• Identify possible action steps
• Share Out (5 minutes)
What information was most useful to you?
What topics would you like to know more about?
What new directions or initiatives would you like to see
added to the Safe Routes Program?
Interested in joining an upcoming event? If so, please e-mail
Daina at firstname.lastname@example.org
Daina Lujan, Coordinator
650-802-5306 I email@example.com
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