Student safety is a common concern of parents, students, staff, patrons, and law enforcement officers. The board directs the superintendent to elicit the support of such parties to establish safe walking routes for students to follow as they walk to and from schools.
Each elementary and middle school principal with the assistance of the director of business services and the district security office will be responsible for the development of a safe walking route map for his/her school. The board encourages the involvement of the PTSA and other groups in the development of these maps. Criteria to be considered in the development of these maps include but are not limited to:.
- Adequate area for walking along roadways.
- Adequate traffic controls to permit pedestrians crossings.
- Volume of traffic.
- Speed of traffic.
- Adult supervision.
These maps will be distributed to all parents of walking students at the beginning of the school year. All elementary classroom teachers will, early in the school year, review suggested routes with each walking student.
Based on district assessment, the superintendent shall recommend the creation of adult crossing guard aide positions. Such staff shall assist students in the safe and proper crossing of potentially dangerous streets, highways and roads in proximity of schools which have been assessed as such by the district. Student crossing guards will only be used in the district with the approval of the superintendent or his designee.
Transportation - Policy 8100
Route Plans - WAC 391-151.025
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: February 22, 1989
Revised by the Board: 06.89