SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTACT: Grace Phillips FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bike it! Walk it! Chair 01 MAY 2014
Safe Routes to School Coordinator
or Alison Kendall 310.586.1557
WALKING SCHOOL BUSES READY TO ROLL ON BIKE IT! WALK IT! DAY
Santa Monica, CA - Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) students and staff are getting out their bikes, scooters, skateboards and walking shoes in preparation for Bike It! Walk It! Week May 5-9.
Bike It! Walk It! encourages school students and staff to leave the car at home and utilize other modes of transportation, including carpooling and riding the bus.
Schools celebrating Bike it! Walk it! Week May 5-9 include Roosevelt Elementary School, McKinley Elementary School, John Muir Elementary School/Santa Monica Alternative School House (SMASH), Will Rogers Learning Community, Edison Language Academy, Grant Elementary, Franklin Elementary, and John Adams Middle School. Santa Monica High School and the Malibu schools are not participating in this spring’s event.
Bike It! Walk It! and Safe Routes to School programs involve a partnership between the City of Santa Monica, the District, and the Parent Teacher Association to reduce traffic congestion near schools and promote health, safety, environmental, and community benefits. The Bike It! Walk It! effort supports community engagement through this environmentally friendly program. Please join SMMUSD as we bike, bus, scoot, skate, and walk to school!
Visit www.bikeitwalkit.org for further information, updates, and press links.
ph: 310.450.8338; fax: 310.581.1138