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Grant to fund bike safety program for fifth-graders


January 30, 2019

The Sweet Home School District will begin a sort of driver’s education program for fifth-graders next school year – teaching them to ride bikes safely.

Samaritan Health Services has awarded an $8,000 social accountability grant to the School District to help pay for a bicycle fleet and a trailer to transport them.

The $15,900 program came out of Safe Routes to Schools efforts, said Oak Heights Principal Josh Dargis, who is leading the project for the district. “The consistent thing the last three years is the walking school bus. We’ve been talking about getting bikes involved.”...

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