On Friday, May 23 Harrison Community Schools sponsored a walk to school event as one of the activities in support of a Safe Routes to School Grant application. Along with the City of Harrison the school is attempting to seek funding to make the city a safer place for bikers and pedestrians, especially for students who walk or ride bicycles to school.
If successful the grant would help to improve or add sidewalks and trail routes for the students in Harrison to walk or bike to school. It would also improve and make safer some of the street crosswalks. Along with the Downtown Infrastructure Grant received by the city, the Safe Routes to School Grant would help improve safety and accessibility to students and other citizens who walk and bike in town.
On May 23 the students at Larson were dropped off by the busses at the football field and walked 2 or 3 laps of the track before crossing the street to go to school. They were joined by several staff members and parents.
At Hillside the students walked around the block from the bus lot to the front of the school building.
The high school and middles school students were dropped off by the busses at St. Luke Church lot and walked the trail to school.