Georgia Walk & Roll Day is Wednesday

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City Schools of Decatur participate in Georgia Walk & Roll to School Day as part of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.

Be on the lookout as hundreds of City Schools of Decatur students, teachers and parents participate in GA Walk & Roll to School Day on Wednesday, March 2.

Did you know………..

Decatur’s SRTS program includes all six elementary schools, St. Thomas More, Renfroe Middle School and College Heights Early Learning Center.

College Heights is the only preschool in Georgia that participates in SRTS!

In 2015, 50% of our school children walked or biked on GA Walk & Roll Day, even though the weather was quite chilly.

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international movement that began in the 1970’s in Denmark and spread throughout the world, reaching the United States by the 1990s. The purpose of SRTS programs is to encourage kids to walk and bike to school and to improve safety in the vicinity of schools.

Decatur has had a SRTS program since 2005 and has had the honor of having a school awarded the GA SRTS Metro Area School of Year:  Clairemont Elementary,  Renfroe Middle School and Oakhurst Elementary.

The Active Living Division took on the management and development of Decatur’s program in 2008.

For more information on Decatur’s SRTS program, visit decaturga.com/srts

 

 

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