Marion Independent School District Adopts Safe Routes to School Action Plan
The Marion Independent School District, in partnership with the City of Marion, approved a Safe Routes to School Plan on Sept. 21, 2017.
Safe Routes to School is a planning and policy approach designed to promote and establish safe, walkable and bikeable communities. The plan guides investments for engineering, education, encouragement and enforcement activities for schools within the Marion Independent School District to encourage physical activity among youth.
"Our district has enjoyed a great relationship and partnership with the City of Marion over the years,” said Superintendent Chris Dyer. “We are excited to continue this partnership in addressing Safe Routes to School for our community's young people. We know that by encouraging our students to be active at a young age we are promoting healthy lives for them in the future."
The plan was created using input from the City of Marion, Marion Independent School District, Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Linn County Public Health and feedback from community members, students and parents within the district.