Annual Safe Routes to School Awards Ceremony

 

MassDOT Advisory: Monday, June 8, 10:00 a.m.

This year’s event will be conducted virtually via Zoom

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), through the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, is announcing that it will be conducting its annual Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Awards Ceremony to recognize SRTS partner schools and community champions in their efforts in administering programs for students to safely walk and bike to school. The event is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., via a live Zoom.

The annual event honors schools, community collaborators, and individual stakeholders who help make Massachusetts a healthier, greener state by fostering strong SRTS initiatives in their local neighborhoods. The awards are open to all partner schools, alliance partner representatives, and community stakeholders. At the event, level achievement certificates will be distributed to partners and honors will be announced, including, the Exemplary Program Award, Community Collaboration Award, and the Nikki Tishler Memorial Award.

The following school and community partners will be recognized at this year’s awards ceremony:

Exemplary Programs by Region Winners:

  • Lee Elementary School, Lee
  • Roberts Elementary School, Medford
  • Parthum Elementary and Middle Schools, Lawrence
  • Nathaniel Morton Elementary School, Plymouth

Exemplary Programs by Region Honorable Mentions:

  • Clarksburg School, Clarksburg
  • Miller Elementary School, Holliston
  • Roger Clap Elementary School, Dorchester
  • Marguerite E. Small Elementary School, Yarmouth

Community Collaboration:

  • Shape Up Somerville (Winner)
  • Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (Honorable Mention)

Nikki Tishler Memorial Award:

  • Emily Schiavoni, North Adams Public Schools

Massachusetts SRTS promotes safer routes for students to get to school through a focus on the six E’s—Education, Encouragement, Evaluation, Enforcement, Engineering, and Equity. By fostering partnerships between advocacy groups, municipal officials, law enforcement, education leaders, and public health departments, the program is able to serve over 920 public elementary and middle schools in over 225 communities across the Commonwealth. You can learn more about Safe Routes to School by visiting www.mass.gov/safe-routes-to-school.

Who:               MassDOT officials, state and local partners including Safe Routes to Schools participating communities.

What:             Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Awards Ceremony

When:             Monday, June 8, at 10 a.m.

Where:            Zoom Virtual Event

Registration: https://www.mass.gov/event/safe-routes-to-school-awards-ceremony-2020-06-08t080000-0400-2020-06-08t170000-0400