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Get ready to walk and roll with Safe Routes to School

Tired of the hassle and expense of waiting in the drop-off line every day?

There are better and healthier ways to get students to school. Cut down on wait time and save money on gas by joining Safe Routes to School (SRTS). Parents of Carrollton City Schools students have teamed up with Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well and several local partners to provide safe routes to school that will allow more families to embrace a healthier lifestyle.

Safe Routes to School focuses on improving the health and safety of children, as well as infrastructure improvements and student traffic education. The Carrollton GreenBelt trail system, which connects many neighborhoods with the city schools, provides a safe, convenient and fun opportunity for students to walk or bike to school. But the Carrollton GreenBelt isn’t the only safe route; download this map to find more.

Over the course of five years, Carrollton City School's SRTS policy has reached 20,000 students. 

Why join Safe Routes to School?

By committing 20 to 30 minutes out of your day, you can help change the habits of an entire generation of school children.

  • Health: Children today are not getting enough physical activity. Inactivity can lead to unhealthy weight gain and the health problems that come with it.
     
  • Academic Performance: According to a study published the journal Preventive Medicine, physical activity helps improve overall performance on academic achievement tests by 6 percent.
     
  • Traffic Congestion: Neighborhoods are becoming increasingly clogged by traffic. By boosting the number of children walking and bicycling, Safe Routes to School helps reduce traffic congestion and your carbon footprint.

Park and walk

Live too far to walk or bike from home? No problem! Join parents at the Carrollton GreenBelt trailheads located at Target (off Highway 27 in McIntosh Plaza), Hays Mill Road (480 Hays Mill Road, immediately north of the Hays Mill Overlook subdivision) or the CVS on Maple Street.

Grab ‘N’ Go school breakfast

Everybody knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But not everyone has time to sit down and enjoy a healthy meal at home before school. Carrollton City Schools has a solution to that problem with its School Breakfast Program. Grab ‘N’ Go breakfast options are also available, so students can grab a nutritious breakfast and eat it in the classroom.

Ready to walk and roll?

To learn more about Safe Routes to School, visit www.carrolltoncityschools.net/parents or call Get Healthy, Live Well at 770-812-9871. 

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