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Local Principal Urges Continued Support of Safe Routes to School

Posted: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 6:23 am
Author: KCII News - Nathan Swenson

Among other area representatives, a Principal from one of Mid-Prairies Elementary Schools attended an Iowa Department of Transportation meeting earlier this week.Evan Parrott, principal at Wellman Elementary School, went to the meeting Tuesday to thank the DOT for their support of the Safe Routes to School grant, and to urge their continued support. Kalona Elementary School has been awarded the grant, and Wellman Elementary recently applied for it. Parrott says the grant would allow them to improve sidewalks and accessibility for students who walk to school.

The grant would be used specifically to continue a sidewalk that currently ends at the school property. The recipients of the grant will be announced in the next few months.