Monday, October 31, 2011
On October 5, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett joined several hundred parents, teachers, children and community members at Captain James E. Daly, Jr. Elementary School in Germantown to celebrate International Walk to School Day. This annual event attracts millions of participants around the world who promote safer streets, healthier habits and cleaner air.
Joining Leggett at this year’s County focus school were Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr, School Board Member Dr. Judith Docca, County Councilmembers Craig Rice and Hans Riemer and other dignitaries. Over 40 schools in Montgomery County celebrated the day with various activities.
Supporters of the event included the AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Foundation for Safety and Education, Federal Express, Montgomery County Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School, Safe Kids Montgomery County, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Montgomery County Police, Maryland Safe Routes Network, Maryland Highway Safety Office and Captain James E. Daly, Jr. Elementary School.
Montgomery County is upgrading safety at schools, thanks, in part, to the federal Safe Routes to School program created in 2005. The program provides funding used by communities to create sidewalks and bike paths that allow children to safely walk or bike to school. Funding also supports enforcement and education campaigns. For more information, visit the County’s website.
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