ROSSFORD, OH (WTOL) – The Rossford School District has a new goal: making transportation safer for children. The district is working with the city to make one aspect of transportation safer.
Currently, the district's focus is students who walk to school. Many walk on busy roads, some of which do not have sidewalks. Both the district and the city say they are taking steps to fix this.
Rossford recently applied for a $500,000 grant from ODOT called Safe Routes to School. The city says the grant would allow them to install and replace sidewalks, as well as put up better school zone signs.
The district's biggest concern is on Glenwood road. They say right now, it's not safe for students who walk that way, because part of the busy road doesn't have a sidewalk
"And what the students have to do is walk out onto the roadway onto Glenwood Road across the creek, and then the sidewalk picks up on the other side." said Jeff Culler, Rossford Schools Transportation Director.
The district states the grant would allow them to fix the problem with a pedestrian bridge, and it doesn't end there. The district will also apply for the grant every year, so they can continue to improve students' safety.
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