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Partnership Levels

Partnership levels signify a school’s progress towards implementing the Safe Routes to School programs. Partner schools agree to accomplish specific goals during each school year, based upon four levels.

If you know you want to be a Partner, and you are certain which level is appropriate for your school, click here to download the Partnership Enrollment Form. Complete and fax the form to us at 678.808.8400 to make your enrollment official. Contact your School Outreach Coordinator for your area with any questions or to get started.

School Partner Level: All schools are a Resource Center Partner upon signing up.  Partner Schools then agree to complete the following two activities:

  • Officially partner with the Resource Center by completing and submitting the Partner Profile form with basic school information
  • Appoint a School Champion

Bronze Level are schools focused on making their SRTS program part of the school community. Schools at this level meet the School Partnership requirements, PLUS

  • Collect student travel-to-school data
  • A SRTS presentaion once every two years (required for all new schools)
  • One item from the Menu (below)
Silver Level  Schools at this level meet School and Bronze Level requirements, PLUS
  • Conduct pedestrian or bicycle safety education using the NHTSA curriculum, a pedestrian safety assembly, or middle school resources available on the Resource Center website
  • Three other items from the Menu (below)

Gold Level partnerships are for programs that are striving for long-term sustainability. Schools at this level meet School, Bronze and Silver level requirements, PLUS

  • Establish an institutional SRTS presence either with a SRTS position the PTA/PTO or on the school's Health & Wellness Committee; or establish SRTS as part of a student group/club, such as a Green Team, Wellness Club, etc.
  • Five other items from the Menu (below)

The Georgia Safe Routes to School Resource Center strongly encourages Gold Level Partners to develop a Travel Plan as part of their efforts to create a sustainable program.

Partner Activities Menu

Menu Item Description or Date
International Walk to School Day Wednesday, October 7, 2015 or any day in October
Georgia Walk to School Day Wednesday, March 2, 2016 or any day in March
National Bike to School Day Wednesday, May 4, 2016 or any day in May
Walk or Bike to School Day Any day during the school year
Walking Wednesdays (regularly scheduled events that occur daily, weekly, monthly)

Hold regularly scheduled Walk or Bike to School Days throughout the school year

Use our materials for Meet Me at the Corner of 3rd and Wednesday

Bike Rodeo

Teach children bike safety skills

Use our Bicycle Rodeo Toolkit

Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

Week of November 16-20, 2015

Click here for the materials for this popular event

Communicate with Parents via newsletter or have SRTS materials at a School Event Provide tips and facts to parents via school newsletter or backpack mail. Have SRTS materials at a health fair, open house, or any other school event with parents present.
Walk or Bike Audit (within past two years) or observe arrival/dismissal every year Assess safety conditions around school to determine safest routes

SRTS Integrated into School’s Reward System

SRTS is included as part of school’s reward system
SARIS 5th grade Poster Contest Participate in this national contest during the fall of 2015! Prizes for statewide winners in Georgia!
Attend SRTS Forum Have anyone from your school attend our annual statewide forum in June 2016 in Macon.
SRTS Travel Plan: apply for Resource Center assistance, complete within your community, or review a travel plan done in the past

Create a comprehensive SRTS Travel Plan covering the 5 E’s of SRTS OR Develope a Safety-focused SRTS Report

Click here to learn more

Be creative! What else are you doing with your program? You tell us!

 

Friends of Georgia Safe Routes to School. If you're not directly part of a school community but want to be involved with SRTS, consider becoming a Friend of Georgia Safe Routes to School. As a Friend, you will work with the Georgia Safe Routes to School Resource Center to encourage walking and bicycling among community youth. Click here to enroll and someone from the Resource Center will be in touch.