Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant aims to promote walking and biking to school and improve traffic safety through the 5 E's: Education, Encouragement, Engineering, Enforcement, and Evaluation. The grant is in cooperation with the San Mateo County Office of Education, with funding provided the City/County Association of Governments.
The Board of Trustees recognizes that walking, bicycling, and other forms of active transport to school promote students’ physical activity and reduce vehicle traffic and air pollution in the vicinity of schools. The District has developed a Safe Routes to School Program Board Policy 5142.2 that promotes programs, activities, and events related to Safe Routes to Schools 6 E’s: education, encouragement, enforcement, engineering, equity, and evaluation.
In addition, schools promote walking and bicycling to school for county-wide events:
- International Walk to School Day on October 5, 2016
- Earth Day on April 21, 2017
- National Bike to School Day on May 10, 2017