SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL FUNDS AWARDED IN 80TH DISTRICT
Department of Transportation chooses schools in Cathedral City, Palm Springs and the County of Imperial
Riverside and Imperial Counties—Today, Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia (R- Cathedral City) announced the Department of Transportation selected several schools in Cathedral City, Palm Springs, and the County of Imperial to receive funds from the Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program.
The program strives to increase the number of children who walk or ride their bicycle to school by funding bike paths and improving safer pedestrian routes. The following schools were granted SR2S funds:
In Cathedral City, funds in the amount of $413,640 were awarded for Cathedral City and Sunny Sands Elementary Schools, James Workman and Nellie Coffman Middle Schools, and Cathedral City High School.
In Palm Springs, funds in the amount of $329,400 were awarded for Cahuilla, Cielo Vista, Katherine Finchy, and Vista Del Monte Elementary Schools.
In Imperial County, funds in the amount of $571,500 were awarded to Heber Elementary School.
“These projects are excellent, not only by ensuring routes are safe, but encouraging children to exercise and beat the dangerous impacts of childhood obesity and diabetes,” said Assemblywoman Garcia.