October 7 is International Walk to School Day around the world. In the Heights, we celebrate October 7 as Walk or Bike to School Day. Our District has participated from the start in this fast-growing event. Walk or Bike to School Day events raise awareness for good routes for bicycling and walking and emphasize the…

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After several drafts, the Cleveland Heights School Travel Plan is nearly complete.  Once submitted to the Ohio Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School, the recommendations provided in this plan will be the basis for applications for infrastructure and non-infrastructure grants.  The grant applications are due on March 3.  Infrastructure improvements around the schools in the…

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This fall, Canterbury and Fairfax Elementary Schools in Cleveland Heights had after-school bike clubs.  The clubs met once a week for six weeks.  Children registered for the program learned about safe cycling and went for rides to playgrounds and other places of interest.  Sarah O’Keeffe and Jeff Sugerman (assisted by bike-dog Chip) taught and led this…

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Heights schools are encouraged to participate in Walk or Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 9. Actually, any day during October is a good day to walk or bike to school or for schools to have an event to promote these important activities.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say children and adolescents…

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