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Mayor Bowser to Highlight Safe Passage to School Efforts

Monday, February 5, 2018

(Washington, DC)  On Tuesday, February 6, at 12 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will continue Education Week and highlight the Administration’s efforts to ensure students can travel to and from school safely. The School Safety and Safe Passage Working Group, led by the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice (DMPSJ), identified five priority areas for safe passage efforts, selected based on the number of student-involved incidents in the area using data from MTPD from the 2016-2017 school year and background information from the School Safety and Safe Passage Working Group. DME will also launch an interactive map that shows community members where crossing guards, public transportation options, and the safe passage priority areas are as they map their routes to school.

Mayor Bowser kicked off Education Week this past Friday by releasing the solicitation for space to open new child care centers in the three District-owned buildings. The Mayor also announced that the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) will administer the grants to child care providers and provide a $1 to $1 match in capital loans to the District’s $9 million investment. On Monday, the Mayor launched Learn24, a new initiative, led by DME to ensure children and youth have access to quality educational and enrichment activities beyond the regular school day.

Education Week is marked by a series of events that highlight how the Bowser Administration is supporting students and accelerating the pace of school reform in DC. Follow the conversation at #EDWeekDC.

When:
Tuesday, February 6, at 12 pm

Who:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Jennifer Niles, Deputy Mayor for Education
Mike Coligan, Inspector, Metropolitan Police Department
Kristin Scotchmer, Executive Director, Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School

Where:
Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School
30 P Street, NW
*Closest Metro: NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]ov. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).