Monday, April 14, 2008

$900K to make it safer to walk/bike to King Middle School

Today I joined Councilmember Tom LaBonge and LAUSD Board Member Yolie Flores Aguilar to announce that we have received a $900,000 grant from CalTrans to make improvements around King Middle School that will make it safer for students to walk or bike to school.

When I was growing up, most kids walked or biked to school. Today, only 15 percent of California students who live near their schools walk or bike. This grant will help us make walking or biking to school a safer experience at King.

I want to extend a special thanks to the students in the leadership class and on the drill team for helping with this morning's announcement.