Ross Elementary school celebrates National Walk to School Day
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Walk to School Day began in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities. National Walk to School Day is observed annually on the first Wednesday in October.
Located in the community of Clairemont, Ross Elementary is a Title 1 San Diego Unified School District school, serving children in grades transitional kindergarten through fifth grade. Ross Elementary parents and families take responsibility and are actively engaged in the social, emotional, physical and academic growth of all students. Furthermore, the Clairemont community actively participates to support the school to meet the needs of all children.
“My office has been working with Rady Children’s Hospital’s Safe Routes to School Program, Ross Elementary families, and the City of San Diego’s Vision Zero program to identify what more San Diego can do to eliminate traffic fatalities. Allocating $16,000 for V-Calm Signs is just the start,” stated Councilmember Chris Cate.
Rady Children’s Hospital’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international movement that has been implemented in communities throughout the United States. The concept is to increase the number of children who walk or bike to school safely by funding projects that resolve barriers to walking, such as poor walkways, limited adult supervision, or crime.