School District District 130 was awarded a 2008 Safe Routes to School grant of $52,350 to improve the safety for students who walk and bike to school in Blue Island. The award includes $ 3,550 to improve a crosswalk on 123rd St & $48,800 to install crosswalks & school zone markings in several locations.
The Illinois Safe Routes To School (SRTS) Program is a 100% federally funded program that supports projects and programs that enable and encourage walking and bicycling to and from school. The program applies to schools serving grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. For more information on the program and its components, please visit the SRTS website. Congrats!