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February 11, 2015: Crossing Guard Appreciation Day
Crossing Guard Appreciation Day is a statewide event devoted to saying thank you to those who help students cross the street safely on their way to and from school.
While the Virginia SRTS Program has designated the second Wednesday of February as Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, we encourage schools and communities to plan their own Crossing Guard Appreciation Day on any day that works for them to recognize the valuable service crossing guards provide to make safe routes to school a reality.
March 31, 2015: Non-Infrastructure Grant Applications Due
March 31st is the last day to submit an application for a Non-Infrastructure (Activities and Programs) Grant. These grants, for amounts between $5,000 and $100,000 can be used to fund education, encouragement, evaluation and enforcement programs related to Safe Routes to School. The Non-Infrastructure Grant can also be used to fund a SRTS coordinator. Before starting the grant application, applicants must complete a SRTS Activities & Programs Plan (APP). Detailed information about eligibility can be found in the Program Guidelines, and an application timeline can be found on the Activities & Programs Plans for Non-Infrastructure Grants webpage .
The Virginia Safe Routes to School Newsletter is a great way to keep abreast of the latest SRTS developments in Virginia.
Each newsletter includes a calendar of upcoming events and features articles addressing such issues as SRTS grant opportunities and SRTS program implementation.
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- June 2014 (3.7 MB)
- April 2014 (2 MB)
- March 2014 (1.6 MB)
- February 2014 (2.6 MB)
- December 2013(3.2 MB)
- October 2013 (2.4 MB)
- Special edition: July 2013 (2.5 MB)
- April 2013 (2.5 MB)
- February 2013 (3 MB)
- December 2012 (2.5 MB)
- October 2012 (1.8 MB)
- September 2012 (1 MB)
- April 2012 (1 MB)
- January 2012 (1 MB)
- December 2011 (1 MB)
- Special edition: International Walk to School Day - Oct. 5, 2011 (720 KB)
- Special edition, part 2 (704 KB)
- July 2011 (1.5 MB)
- June 2011 (2 MB)
- May 2011 (1 MB)
- April 2011 (1.8 MB)
- March 2011 (475 KB)
Skyline Middle School’s bike fleet, Harrisonburg VA