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6700 - Nutrition, Health and Physical Fitness

PROCEDURE No. 6700

NUTRITION, HEALTH, AND PHYSICAL FITNESS

Wellness Policy
The wellness policy must include, but is not limited to:
• Goals for nutrition education, nutrition promotion, and other school-based activities to promote wellness;
• The Smart Snacks in School standards for all foods and beverages sold to students on campus during the school day, including access to water;
• Standards consistent with federal regulations for school meal programs and the Smart Snacks in School standards for other foods available to students (e.g., food brought from home for classroom events/parties and food used as rewards or incentives);
• Policies for marketing only food and beverages that meet the Smart Snacks in School standards;
• Standards for quality physical education and nutrition education programs aligned to state learning standards that help students develop lifelong healthy behaviors;
• Promotion of activities that provide students opportunities to be physically active before, during and after school;
• Engagement of the community in support of the district's work in creating continuity between school and other settings for students and staff to practice lifelong healthy habits;
• Establishment of a School Health Advisory committee (SHAC) that includes representatives from the school district and members of the community;
• Designation of one or more school official(s) to ensure compliance of each school; and
• Direct committee review and assessment of the wellness policy every three years.

SHAC Committee
Walla Walla Public Schools, under the direction of the Superintendent, shall establish a "School Health Advisory Committee," comprised of one school board representative, the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, two principals (one secondary and one elementary), nutrition director, school nurse director, 3 certificated health and/or physical education teachers, a student representative, a representative from Walla Walla County Health Department, and 6 additional external representatives comprised of parents, community, and health care professionals.

The SHAC committee is responsible for:
• Establishing committee membership and operating protocol;
• Understanding wellness policy compliance requirements;
• Developing an implementation plan for the wellness policy;
• Recordkeeping;
• Annual public notification of the wellness policy;
• Triennial progress assessments;
• Revising the wellness policy; and
• To Promote community involvement, outreach and communications initiatives regarding the wellness policy.
Wellness Policy Implementation Plan
The SHAC committee will develop and maintain a plan for implementation, management and coordination of the wellness policy. The district will use online tools or other resources to review and consider evidence-based strategies (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's School Health Index) in determining goals for nutrition promotion and education, physical activity and other school-based activities (e.g., school vegetable garden) for each school.

The plan will include:
• Roles, responsibilities, actions and timelines specific to each school;
• The district official designated to oversee the wellness policy; and
• An action plan to implement all required elements of the wellness policy.

Annual Notification
The district will notify families and the public, on annual basis, of the availability of the wellness policy and provide information that would enable interested households to obtain more details. The district will also annually distribute and collect applications to determine eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals, as set forth below. The district is encouraged to provide as much information as possible about the school nutrition environment.

Triennial Progress Assessments
At least once every three years, the district will evaluate its compliance with the wellness policy. The triennial assessment will consider:
• The extent to which schools under the jurisdiction of the district are in compliance with the wellness policy.
• The extent to which the district's wellness policy and procedures compares to the model policies and procedures such as the Alliance for a Healthier Generations.
• The extent to which progress has been made in attaining the goals of the district's wellness policy.

The assessment report will include the position/person responsible for managing the triennial assessment and their contact information.

Updates to the Policy/Procedure
The SHAC committee will update or modify the wellness policy/procedures based on the results of the School Health Index, triennial assessments and/or as priorities change and new federal or state guidance or standards are issued.

Community Involvement, Outreach and Communications
The district will actively communicate ways in which members of the wellness committee and others can participate in the development, implementation and periodic review and update of the wellness policy through a variety of means. The district will also inform parents of the improvements that have been made to school meals and compliance with school meal standards, the availability of child nutrition programs and how to apply for those programs, and district compliance with Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards.

Recordkeeping
The district will maintain and make available for public inspection records documenting compliance with the wellness policy.

Records will include, but will not be limited to:
• The written wellness policy.
• Documentation demonstrating that the document has been made available to the public.
• Documentation of the triennial assessment.
• Documentation to demonstrate compliance with the annual public notification requirement.

Nutrition and Food Services Program
Meal Applications and Eligibility for School Meals
As a sponsor of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, the district will provide free and reduced-price breakfasts and lunches to students who qualify in accordance with the programs. The district will annually distribute the Letter to Households and Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications to all households at the beginning of each school year. If a parent or guardian of a student needs assistance with application materials in a language other than English, the district will offer appropriate assistance to that parent or guardian. The district will protect the identity of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals in accordance with USDA guidelines for confidentiality and disclosure of student eligibility for such meals.

If the district has obtained available information from other sources that the student is likely eligible for free or reduced-price meals, but the parent or guardian has not submitted an application to determine the student's eligibility, the district will complete and submit the application for the student in accordance with the authority granted under 7 C.F.R. Sec. 245.6 (d). The completed application must set forth the district's basis for determining the student's eligibility. A district family determined eligible under this process will be notified that the family's children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals or for free milk. This determination must be made family by family, and the district will not make eligibility determinations or certifications by categories or groups of children.

At least monthly, the district will directly certify students for free school meals if the students qualify because of enrollment in assistance programs, including but not limited to the supplemental nutrition assistance program, the temporary assistance for needy families, and Medicaid.
The district and its school staff will work to improve systems for identifying homeless students, students in out-of-home care, runaway students, and migrant students to ensure that each student has proper access to free school meals and that applicable accountability and reporting requirements are satisfied.

Meal Patterns and Menu Planning
The district will follow the USDA meal patterns for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Smart Snacks in School standards for all food and beverages sold to students on school campus during the school day. The goal of the district is to improve on USDA standards whenever possible.

Breakfast After the Bell
Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, each high-needs school shall offer breakfast after the bell to each student and provide adequate time for students to consume the offered food. Schools that are not obligated by state law to offer breakfast after the bell are encouraged to do so.

High-needs schools with at least seventy percent (70%) of free or reduced-price eligible children participating in both school lunch and school breakfast are exempt from the requirements of the paragraph above. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction will evaluate individual participation rates annually and make the participation rates publicly available.

Each high-needs school and the district may determine the breakfast after the bell service model that best suits its students. Service models include, but are not limited to: a) breakfast in the classroom; b) grab-and-go breakfast; and c) second-chance breakfast. All breakfasts served in a breakfast after the bell program must comply with chapter 28A.235 RCW and federal meal patterns and nutrition stands for school breakfast programs under the federal healthy, hunger-free kids act of 2010, as well as any federal regulations implementing that act.

When choosing foods to serve in a breakfast after the bell program, schools must give preference to foods that are healthful and fresh, and if feasible, give preference to Washington-grown food.

• For this program, the following definitions shall apply:
• "Breakfast after the bell" means a breakfast that is offered to students after the beginning of the school day. Examples of breakfast after the bell models include, but are not limited to:
a. "Grab-and-go," in which easy-to-eat breakfast foods are available for students to take at the start of the school day or in between morning classes;
b. "Second-chance breakfast," in which breakfast foods are available during recess, a nutrition break, or later in the morning, for students who are not hungry first thing in the morning, or who arrive late to school; and
c. "Breakfast in the classroom," where breakfast is served in the classroom, often during homeroom or first period.
Breakfast after the bell programs, including the provision of breakfast, are not considered part of the definition or funding of the program of basic education under Article IX of the state Constitution.

• "Eligible for free or reduced-price meals" means a student who is eligible under the national school lunch program or school breakfast program to receive lunch or breakfast at no cost to the student or at a reduced cost to the student.

• "High-needs school" means any public school:
a. That has enrollment of seventy percent (70%) or more students eligible for free or reduced-price meals in the prior school year; or
b. That is using provision two of the national school lunch act or the community eligibility provision under section 104(a) of the federal healthy, hunger-free kids act of 2010 to provide universal meals and that has a claiming percentage for free or reduced-price meals of seventy percent (70%) or more.

• "Public school" has the same meaning as provided in RCW 28A.150.010.

• "School breakfast program" means a program meeting federal requirements under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1773.

• "School lunch program" means a program meeting federal requirements under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1751.

• "Instructional Hours" means those hours students are provided the opportunity to engage in educational activity planned by and under the direction of school district staff, as directed by the administration and board of directors of the district, inclusive of intermissions for class changes, recess, and teacher/parent-guardian conferences that are planned and scheduled by the district for the purpose of discussing students' educational needs or progress, and exclusive of time actually spent for meals. If students are provided the opportunity to engage in educational activity that is part of the regular instructional program concurrently with the consumption of breakfast, the period of time designated for student participation in breakfast after the bell must be considered instruction hours.

Meal Times
The district will set meal times to allow breakfast to be served as close to the start of the school day as possible (with the exception of the Breakfast After the Bell program, above) and lunch to be served between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The length of the meal period will allow enough time for students to be served and eat a complete meal as well as take care of personal hygiene needs.

Food Safety Plan
The district will establish a Food Safety Plan based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points. While welcoming donations of food, the Board recognizes the potential for liability for the district: therefore, Nutrition Services shall retain the right to refuse donations of food. The Nutrition Services Director shall establish inspection and handling procedures for food donations and determine that the provisions of all state and local laws have been met before incorporating or selling such food as part of school meals.

Meal Pricing
The Board of Directors shall determine paid meal prices annually and for the National School Lunch Program and follow Paid Lunch Equity regulations. Adult meal prices shall be set to allow teachers, administrators, and parents to demonstrate their support for school meal programs. The price must be the price charged to students paying the full meal price plus the value of federal reimbursement for paid meals and the USDA Food Value.

USDA Foods
The district will make every effort to use the full entitlement of USDA Foods made available under the Federal Food Distribution Program for school meal programs.

Non-Profit School Food Service Account
The district will maintain a non-profit school food service account. All revenues shall be used solely for the school meal programs and to improve the quality of the food service program for the students being served. Food sold a la carte and food sold to other school entities will be priced to recover, at a minimum, food costs.

Meal Charge Policy
In order to allow students to receive nutritious meals, prevent over-identification of students with insufficient funds to pay for school means, and maintain the financial integrity of the nonprofit school nutrition program, the district will establish a written meal charge process for students eligible for reduced price meals and students that are not eligible for meals. The meal charge policy will be communicated to households each year so that school district employees, families and students have a shared understanding of expectations regarding meal charges.

Unpaid Meal Charges
When a student has accrued a negative balance, the district will begin the following tiered system of steps of communication and assistance:
• Low balance notices ( $15.00-.01)
o K- 5 e-mailed/or balance slip daily
o 6-12 e-mail twice a week

• Negative balance notices
o K-5 e-mail/balance slip daily
o 6-12 e-mail daily

Additional progression
• -$0.01 to -$30.00
o Investigate family eligibility
o Phone calls from Nutrition Services
• -$30.00
o Email a notice to building Intervention Specialist
o Letter from Nutrition Services
o Phone calls from Nutrition Services
• -$50.00
o Letter from the Principal: a form letter mailed from Nutrition Services Office and cc'd to principal
o Have a principal, assistant principal, or school counselor contact the parent or guardian for the purpose of:
a. Offering assistance with completing an application to determine the student's eligibility for free or reduced-price meals;
b. Determining whether there are any household issues that may prevent the student from having sufficient funds for school meals; and
c. Offering any other appropriate assistance.
o Phone calls from Nutrition Services
• -$80.00
o Letter from District Office.
o Phone calls from Nutrition Services
• -100.00
o Considered bad debt and turned over to the business office

No school or school district personnel or school volunteer may:
(1) Take any action that would publicly identify a student who cannot pay for a school meal or for meals previously served to the student, including but not limited to requiring the student to wear a wristband, hand stamp, or other identifying marker, or by serving the student an alternative meal;
(2) Require a student who cannot pay for a school meal or for meals previously served to the student to perform chores or other actions in exchange for a meal or for the reduction or elimination of a school meal debt, unless all students perform similar chores or work;
(3) Require a student to dispose of an already-served meal because of the student's inability to pay for the meal or because of money owed for meals previously served to the student;
(4) Allow any disciplinary action that is taken against a student to result in the denial or delay of a nutritionally adequate meal to the student; or
(5) Require a parent or guardian to pay fees or costs in excess of the actual amounts owed for meals previously served to the student.

Communications for a school or school district about amounts owed for meals previously served to a student under the age of fifteen may only be directed to the student's parent or guardian. Neither this policy nor chapter 28A.235 RCW prohibit the district from sending a student home with a notification that is addressed to the student's parent or guardian.

A parent or guardian will be notified of a negative balance of a student's meal account no later than ten days after the student's school meal account has reached a negative balance. Within thirty (30) days of sending this notification, the district will exhaust all options to directly certify the student for free or reduced-price meals. Within these thirty days, while the district is attempting to certify the student for free or reduced-price meals, the student may not be denied access to a school meal.

If the district is unable to directly certify the student for free or reduced-price meals, the school district will provide the parent or guardian with a paper copy of, or an electronic link to, an application for free or reduced-price meals with the negative-balance notification described above and encourage the parent or guardian to submit the application.

The district's Meal Charge Policy will also address unpaid meal charges. Students who qualify for free meals will not be denied a reimbursable meal, even if they have accrued a negative balance from previous purchases. Students with outstanding meal charge debt will be allowed to purchase a meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received. The district will provide an emergency snack for students who have charged the maximum amount allowed to their student account and cannot pay out of pocket for the meal.

Negative balances of more than $100 will be considered delinquent debt and will be turned over to the superintendent or designee for collection. The district will make reasonable, discrete efforts to collect delinquent (overdue) unpaid meal charges, which is an allowable use of National School Food Service Account (NSFSA) funds, and will coordinate communications with families to resolve the charges. Options may include collection agencies, small claims court or any other collection method permitted by law and consistent with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

The district will make reasonable, discrete efforts to notify families when meal account balances are low and or negative through the use of e-mail, notices sent home with the students, letters mailed to parents, and automated calling system. Families will be notified of an outstanding negative balance.

District employees may use a charge account for meals.

Children with Special Dietary Needs
The district will establish procedures to accommodate children with special dietary needs when a diet prescription form is signed by a licensed medical authority. The district food service department will work with, the parents, Health services, school staff, and the school 504 Coordinator to make reasonable accommodations for student special dietary needs.

Civil Rights
The district will follow USDA Food and Nutrition Civil Rights and nondiscrimination policies.

Procurement
The district will follow all state and Federal guidelines when procuring food for the Federal School Meal Programs and as part of district procurement procedures, establish a procurement plan and Code of Conduct consistent with the Uniform Grant Guidance; 2 CFR 200. Food specifications shall be written in a manner to procure food products that meet the school meal pattern requirements.

Smart Snacks Standards in School
All foods and beverages sold to students on campus during the school day (e.g., vending machines, DECA school stores, bake sales, and other school fundraisers) must meet USDA Smart Snacks standards. No food or drink items will be sold unless they have been approved by the principal or school official responsible for oversight of the Smart Snacks standards or, as designated in the wellness policy.

Best Practices for Meal Service
The Superintendent will make reasonable efforts to ensure:
• Student participation in the breakfast and lunch programs is encouraged;
• Any student may eat in the school cafeteria or other designated place;
• Schools provide varied and nutritious food choices consistent with the applicable school meal program guidelines;
• Healthy foods are competitively priced;
• Meal prices are conspicuously posted in each cafeteria or designated meal area;
• Seating for meals is adequate and in a safe environment;
• Supervision during mealtime is appropriate and rules for mealtime behavior are consistently enforced;
• Encourage recess before lunch;
• Bus schedules will attempt to allow students to arrive in time for participation in the School Breakfast Program;
• Alternate breakfast service models are considered so that students have access to breakfast meals

On testing days the district may provide free, nutritious meals and/or snack to all students, including those who do not qualify for free or reduced priced federal school meal benefits. However, the district must use non-Federal funds to cover the cost of providing such meals.

Water
To promote hydration, free, safe, and unflavored drinking water will be available to all students throughout the school day and throughout every school campus. The district will make drinking water available where school meals are served during mealtimes. In addition, students will be allowed to bring with them and carry throughout the day approved water bottles (filled only with water).

Celebrations and Rewards
All foods offered on the school campus will meet or exceed the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards, including:
• Foods brought for celebrations, parties, and classroom snacks. The foods offered will be encouraged to meet healthy standards and should only be brought after lunch.
• Rewards and incentives. The district will provide teachers and other relevant school staff a list of alternative ways to reward children. Foods and beverages will be encouraged to not be used as a reward. They will not be withheld as punishment for any reason, such as for performance or behavior.
• All foods brought in for any reason need to be purchased and sealed with ingredients listed, home made food and snacks are prohibited.

Fundraising
Foods and beverages that meet or exceed the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards may be sold through fundraisers on the school campus during the school day. The district will make available to parents and teachers a list of healthy fundraising ideas.
• Schools and school sponsored clubs will encourage use of healthy foods or non-food fundraisers, and encourage those promoting physical activity (such as walk-a-thons, Jump Rope for Heart, fun runs, etc.).

School Gardens
The district supports the development of a school garden program to help students eat more nutritious foods, promote healthier lifelong eating patterns, and facilitate the consumption of fresh, locally grown food that reflects Walla Walla Valley's cultural diversity.

Farm to School Program
The Board supports the Farm to School program and purchasing locally grown foods, including school-grown products. The Farm to School program supports the local economy, promotes lifelong healthy eating habits, and improves students' knowledge and attitudes toward food, nutrition, and agriculture. Therefore, the Nutrition Services Director shall develop and implement a plan to integrate locally grown food into the menus to complement local growing seasons and availability of foods.

Nutrition Promotion
Nutrition promotion and education positively influence lifelong eating behaviors by using evidence-based techniques and nutrition messages, and by creating food environments that encourage healthy nutrition choices and encourage participation in school meal programs. Students and staff will receive nutrition messages throughout schools, classrooms, gymnasiums, and cafeterias. Nutrition promotion also includes marketing and advertising nutritious foods and beverages to students and is most effective when implemented consistently through a comprehensive and multi-channel approach by school staff, teachers, parents, students and the community. Instruction for marketing nutritious foods and healthy lifestyle will, as resources allow, be incorporated into appropriate CTE courses.

The district will promote healthy food and beverage choices for all students throughout the school campus, as well as encourage participation in school meal programs. This promotion will occur through:
• Implementation of more evidence-based healthy food promotion techniques through the school meal programs using Smarter Lunchroom techniques.
• Ensuring foods and beverages promoted to students meet the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards. Additional promotion techniques that the district and individual schools may use are available at http://www.foodplanner.healthiergeneration.org/.

Staff Qualifications and Professional Development
All school nutrition program directors, managers and staff will meet or exceed hiring and annual continuing education/training requirements in the USDA professional standards for child nutrition professionals. These school nutrition personnel will refer to USDA's Professional Standards for School Nutrition Standards website to search for training that meets their learning needs.

Family and Community Involvement
In order to promote family and community involvement in supporting and reinforcing nutrition education in schools;
• Nutrition education materials and breakfast and lunch menus are made available to parents;
• Parents are encouraged to promote their child's participation in the school meals program. School staff are encouraged to cooperate with other agencies and community groups to provide opportunities for student projects related to nutrition, as appropriate; and
• School staff consider the various cultural preferences in development of nutrition education programs and food options.

Nutrition Education
The district's K-12 nutrition education curriculum will align with the Washington State Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards and will be designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote healthy behavior.

The district's nutrition education K-12 curriculum should include, but not be limited to, the following concepts:
• Age-appropriate, developmentally-appropriate, and culturally relevant nutritional knowledge, including:
o The relationship of nutrition and food nutrients to physical performance and body composition;
o The benefits of healthy eating;
o Essential nutrients;
o Nutritional deficiencies;
o The principles of healthy weight management;
o The use and misuse of dietary supplements;
o Safe food preparation, handling, and storage; and
o Appreciation of cultural diversity related to food and eating.

• Age-appropriate nutrition-related skills, including how to:
o Gather and analyze health information;
o Analyze nutrition information to plan and prepare a healthy meal;
o Understand and use food labels,
o Evaluate nutrition information, misinformation, and commercial food and advertising; and
o Assess one's personal eating habits, set goals for improvement, and achieve those goals.

Health and Physical Education
The superintendent will adopt and implement a comprehensive physical education curriculum aligned with the Washington State Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards. The district will provide students with physical education, using an age-appropriate, sequential physical education curriculum. The physical education program will promote the benefits of a physically active lifestyle and help students develop skills to engage in lifelong healthy habits.

Physical Education Requirements and Waiver Policy
Waivers, exemptions, or substitutions for physical education classes will only be in cases where it determines such waiver, exemption or substitution is necessary. All high school students are required to complete a minimum of three semesters (1.5 credits) of physical education. Under RCW 28A.230.050 students may be excused from this fitness requirement. Such excused students will be required to demonstrate proficiency/competency in the knowledge and fitness portion of the requirement, in accordance with written district policy.

Professional Learning
The district will, subject to available resources, offer ongoing in-service and professional learning opportunities for staff in the area of health education, physical education and physical activity. Professional learning will help district staff understand the connections between academics and health and the ways in which health and wellness are integrated into ongoing district reform or academic improvement plans/efforts.

Physical Activity in Schools
All schools will participate in a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program. A Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) is a multi-component approach by which school districts and schools use all opportunities for students to be physically active, strive to meet the nationally-recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day, and develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be physically active for a lifetime. A CSPAP reflects strong coordination and synergy across all of the components: quality physical education as the foundation, physical activity before, during, and after school, staff involvement, and family and community engagement.

Quality Physical Education
Schools will implement a physical education program which includes instruction and practice in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns; knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance; knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness; responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others; and values physical activity for physical and mental health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.

Physical Activity during the School Day
The district recognizes that students are more attentive and ready to learn if provided with periodic breaks when they can be physically active or stretch. Schools will encourage teachers to:
• Incorporate movement and kinesthetic learning approaches into "core" subject instruction when possible (e.g., science, math, language arts, social studies and others) and do their part to limit sedentary behavior during the school day.
• Provide short (3-5-minute) physical activity breaks to students during and between classroom time. These physical activity breaks will complement, not substitute, for physical education class, recess, and class transition periods.

Physical Activity Before and After School
The district offers opportunities for students to participate in physical activity either before and/or after the school day (or both) through a variety of methods (e.g., physical activity clubs, intramurals, sports, etc.).

Recess
Each elementary school will offer physically active daily recess opportunities that align with state and national recess recommendations and maintain safe and age-appropriate equipment to use during recess. Recess monitors or teachers will encourage students to be active. Recess will complement, not substitute for, physical education class. Physical activity during the school day (including but not limited to recess, brain boosters/energizers, or physical education) will not be used or withheld as punishment for any reason.

If recess is offered before lunch, schools will have appropriate hand-washing facilities and/or hand-sanitizing mechanisms located just inside/outside the cafeteria to ensure proper hygiene prior to eating and students are encouraged to use these mechanisms before eating. Hand-washing time, as well as time to put away coats/hats/gloves, will be built in to the recess transition period/timeframe before students enter the cafeteria.

Family and Community Engagement
The district will offer opportunities to promote family and community involvement in supporting and reinforcing physical education and physical activity in the schools. Schools should ensure:
• Physical education activity ideas are sent home with students;
• School staff are encouraged to cooperate with other agencies and community groups to provide opportunities for students to participate in physical activity programs.
• Families are actively notified of opportunities and invited to participate in school-sponsored physical activities and receive information about health promotion efforts.

Staff Wellness and Health Promotion
The district will offer, subject to available resources, opportunities that focus on staff wellness issues, and/or identify and disseminate wellness resources in coordination with human resources staff.

Active Transport
The district will identify safe and active routes to and from school to promote alternative transport methods for children, such as walking and bicycle programs. The district will encourage this behavior by engaging and promoting activities such as:
• Designation of safe or preferred routes to school;
• Promotional activities such as participation in International Walk to School Week, National Walk and Bike to School Week;
• Bike racks
• Instruction on walking/bicycling safety provided to students;
• Promotion of safe routes program to students, staff, and parents via newsletters, websites, local newspaper;
• Use of crossing guards;
• promote crosswalks to exist on streets leading to schools;
• Creation and distribution of maps of the school environment (e.g., sidewalks, crosswalks, roads, pathways, bike racks, etc.).

School District Facilities
Access to school sites will be provided through permitting use of facilities to community youth sports groups consistent with the district's facilities use policy, community college, and municipal joint use agreements and partnerships with youth organizations so additional opportunities are available for all youth in the community to participate in quality physical activity, fitness, sports, and recreation programs.

Issued: September 2003
Revised: November 2019

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