OPPJ, OPSB to seek funds for more 'safe routes'
posted Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 @ 11:25 am
The Ouachita Parish Police Jury will partner again with Ouachita Parish Schools to seek funding for sidewalk improvements at several local schools.
Ouachita Parish was awarded $300,000 from the Safe Routes to School program in 2008 for improvements at Shady Grove Elementary School in southern Ouachita Parish.
The grant provided $250,000 for infrastructure improvements around the school to allow for a better means for students to walk and ride their bicycles. Another $50,000 was used to educate children about proper safety measures when walking and riding bikes to and from school.