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NAPOLEON, OH (Toledo News Now) -
of Napoleon Schools are working to make it easier and safer for kids to walk to
a lesson district leaders say they want students to take outside of the
classroom and carry with them for life.
need to find ways to help encourage healthy lifestyles," said Superintendent
Dr. Stephen Fogo.
says that could include walking to school. So Dr. Fogo is working with other
leaders and parents to come up with ways to create safe pedestrian and bike
routes to their new school campus.
could be sidewalks, it could be pedestrian crossings, the stripes in the
streets," he said.
says federal grants are available to help fund a project like this and he says
once it's complete, it could help the more than 500 students who live within a
mile of the school get more physical activity in their day.
need to find a way to make it safe for kids, so parents know the routes that
they're taking, know that they're supervised," he said. "That will help perhaps
encourage those kids to have a more healthy lifestyle."
next step is to make a presentation to the Ohio Department of Transportation
with their safe route plans. Then they can apply for grant money.