Oberlin families! Complete a Safe Routes to School activity by August 31, 2020.
Oberlin City Schools and Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) need your help to update Oberlin’s school travel plan. School travel plans outline how a community can make it safe for students to walk or bike to and from school. Oberlin City School District students, parents, and community residents may offer their input in a few different ways.
Watch a 1-minute video on this project:
By August 31, 2020: Click to download, print, and complete any or all of the following activities. If you can’t access a printer, pick up a hard copy worksheet at Oberlin City School Board Offices or Oberlin Community Services. Or, request a copy by mail by submitting this form.
- Drawing Prompt Worksheet for Oberlin students, Pre-K through Grade 12
- Draw your answers: What makes you feel safe or unsafe on a walk or bike ride to school? What does a typical walk or bike ride to school look like?
- Writing Prompt Worksheet for Oberlin students, Grades 3 through 12
- Describe how you feel: What makes you feel safe or unsafe on a walk or bike ride to school? What would motivate you to walk or bike ride to school in the future?
- Public Meeting Map + Questionnaire Worksheet for Oberlin families
- Answer questions and write on a map to tell us about the best and worst areas for walking and biking near school
Please return completed worksheets to Lorain County Public Health, Oberlin Community Services, or the Oberlin City School Board Offices by August 31, 2020.
Thank you for giving us your input! After August 31, the Oberlin Safe Routes to School Committee will look at what everyone said and figure out ways to keep students safe on their way to school. The steering committee will finalize the plan and share it with the community by early 2021.
Your input is important because communities with School Travel Plans are eligible for over $1.5 million from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program funding over the course of five years.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a proven strategy recommended by the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control to promote healthier communities. It aims to create safe, convenient and fun opportunities for students to bicycle and walk to and from schools. SRTS goals include: to encourage children to walk and bicycle to school, to increase safety, and to reverse the nationwide trend toward childhood obesity and chronic diseases associated with inactivity.
Contact Kat Bray or Sara Tillie at 440-322-6367 with questions.