Safe Routes to School Exemplary Program Award 2016

Safe Routes to School Exemplary Program Award

(L-R) Sally Borges, Supervisor of Health Services; Joyce Husseini, former School Committee member; Moss Lynch, School Outreach Coordinator, Safe Routes to School/Mass DOT; Representative William C. Galvin; Officer Din Jenkins, Stoughton Police Department; Lynne Jardin, Gibbons School Principal; and Representative Louis L. Kafka.

The Safe Routes to School program, part of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Mass DOT) presented awards to the Gibbons Elementary School for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) as an Exemplary Program in the South Region, and to Sally Borges, Supervisor of Health Services, as a Safe Routes to School Superhero of the Year in the South Region, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in the Grand Staircase Hall at the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

In the 2015/2016 school year, Safe Routes to School (SRTS) registered close to 600 walk and bike to school day events, held 240 pedestrian and bicycle safety trainings, and set new participation records for both Walk and Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day. The Helen H. Hansen Elementary School, JH Gibbons Elementary School, Joseph R. Dawe Jr. Elementary School, Robert G. O'Donnel Middle School, South Elementary School, and West Elementary School are partners in this program.