Explanation: Schools and administration annually distribute student and parent handbooks that outline expected behaviors and provide information about important school policies. Including the Safe Routes to School policy in these handbooks sets expectations for walking and bicycling and lets families know about the district’s support for Safe Routes to School.
Option 1: All schools shall incorporate this Safe Routes to School Policy into their Student and Parent Handbooks.
Each policy is eligible for a given number of stars, depending upon how much the policy contributes to creating a safe and encouraging atmosphere for children to walk and bicycle to school. Some policies are only eligible for one star, others for two stars, and others for three stars. For some policies, selecting a stronger option may provide additional stars.
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