Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is all about creating safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to walk, bicycle and bus to and from schools. Beaverton School District has created a recognition program to celebrate a school's SRTS progress. We want to share best practices, examples and resources so more schools, families and students can experience the benefits that come from a comprehensive Safe Routes to School program.
- Identify a SRTS contact, send contact info to District Coordinator annually.
- Meet the First Step requirements
- Hold at least one walk/bike education or encouragement event per school year
- Put one safety tip on the school website and school handbook (see Newsletters for ideas)
- Publicize SRTS commitment on school website
- Collect student travel information each year
- Meet the Bronze requirements
- Identify a SRTS Champion(s)
- Provide monthly active travel information through school e-news, newsletter, or backpack mail
- Hold at least one education event per school year
- Hold at least one encouragement event per school year
- Conduct yearly parent surveys
- Optional: Add a Health and Safety or Safe Routes to School position to your school’s parent organization.
- Meet the Silver requirements.
- Hold an regular encouragement event at least monthly (Walking Wednesdays, Walking School Bus, etc.)
- Update or develop a School Action Plan and post it on the school website.
- Create a map with routes that families are taking and hang up at the school and/or post on the website.
- Meet the Gold requirements
- Provide multi-day walking or biking education programs.
- Start a student-led event or activity.
- Designate an annual budget for Safe Routes to School activities.
- Optional: Work with your school district in adopting a supportive policy (statement of support for walking, biking and skating), add it to your school’s handbook, have your parent group adopt it, post on the school website, and share it with parents.