Instructions

Each page of the Policy Builder consists of an explanation of one policy element, followed by one or more potential choices for wording of that element.  Read the explanation, then read each of the element choices. The bold text in the element choices indicates differences between the wording of the policy options.

  • If you don't want to include this element in your policy at all, click on "Do not include this element in my policy." 
  • If you do want to include this element, click the wording you'd like to use for that element.  

Each element is rated using a one to three-star rating system. Stronger policy elements have more stars.

At the bottom of the page you'll see "Previous" and "Next" buttons which you can use to navigate through the twenty-six different elements in the policy.

In the left sidebar you'll see a list of all the policy elements. In addition to using Previous and Next, you may jump directly to any policy element.

When you've addressed all the elements, click the "Finish" link, or simply click the "Next" button on the last element in the list.  You'll receive a score based on the policy choices you made, as well as some suggestions as to how to improve that score and make your policy stronger.  You can follow those links, or use the links in the left sidebar to change any of your choices.

When you're satisfied with all your choices, return to the "Finish" page and click the "Download My Policy" button to save a copy of your policy to your computer.  You can open and further edit this file in Microsoft Word or any other word processor. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@changelabsolutions.org.That's it!  Click "Next Page" below to begin your Safe Routes to School policy!


Users of this document should be aware that every funding source has different requirements governing the appropriate use of their funds. Under U.S. law, no federal funds are permitted to be used for lobbying or to influence, directly or indirectly, specific pieces of pending or proposed legislation at the federal, state, or local levels. Organizations should consult appropriate legal counsel to ensure compliance with all rules, regulations, and restrictions of any funding sources.