Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is all about creating safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for youth to walk and roll (bike, scooter, skateboard and bus) to and from schools. Beaverton School District has created the following ways to celebrate a school's SRTS progress. We want to share best practices, examples and resources so more schools, families and students can experience the benefits that come from a comprehensive Safe Routes to School program.
Two Ways to Get Recognized!
There are two ways to get recognized for your walk and roll efforts. The first is a Recognition Program created with an easy framework for school's to receive leveled achievement from Bronze to Platinum to reward their transportation efforts - and well-earned bragging rights. The second is a monthly Walk + Roll Champion Award. Bestowed on individuals, groups or schools, this award recognizes SRTS Champions who are making a difference in their community by promoting safe, active travel to school.
- Identify SRTS school contact and send that information to district coordinator annually.
- Hold at least one walk/bike encouragement event per school year. (Fall Walk + Roll Day or May Walk + Roll Challenge)
- Collect student travel information each year. (May hand tally to be completed by school staff.)
Silver Level – all of the above plus…
- Provide monthly active travel information through school newsletters, social media or other communication.
- Hold at least one education event each school year. (10-minutes PALS presentation, 45-minute lesson during PE or after school bike rodeo)
- Conduct yearly parent surveys. (Link to online survey provided by school staff in May.)
Gold Level – all of the above plus…
- Hold a regular encouragement event at least monthly. (Monthly Walk + Bike Day, Monthly/Weekly Walking School Bus)
- Post a link to the preferred walk/bike routes map and your school's arrival/departure plan on your parent/teacher organization’s website.
- Provide multi-day walking/biking education programs.
Platinum Level – all of the above plus…
- Have or develop a SRTS Action Plan and post on school website.
- Start a student-led event or activity (work with your school’s green team or leadership team).
- Add a SRTS parent coordinator position (committee member) to your school’s parent/teacher organization. (Optional: add a SRTS annual budget for SRTS activities)
To submit your school’s SRTS information and determine your recognition level please contact Beaverton Safe Routes to School.
Walk and Roll Champions
Do you know a Walk and Roll Champion in your school community? Beaverton SRTS accepts nominations year-round for individuals, groups or schools that are making a difference in their communities, and the world, by promoting safe, active travel to school.