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Commack Schools Awarded $150,000 for Safety Campaign

District and Smithtown Youth Bureau secure state funds to increase traffic awareness.

The Commack School District will be a recipient of a $150,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation, to launch a safety program at Mandracchia Sawmill Intermediate School and Indian Hollow and Wood Park primary schools.

According to a Newsday report, the School District teamed up with the Smithtown Youth Bureau to earn the five-year grant, in order to launch the “Safe Routes to School” program. The goal of the program is to teach students better safety methods when walking or biking to and from school on busy roads. 

The grant will allow the town to use state funds in order to hire a part-time coordinator for safety workshops and awareness campaigns.

Mrs. F. February 14, 2013 at 02:15 AM
I think this is a total waste of money. They need to "launch a program" & hire someone to teach safety? The teachers can easily include common sense safety rules & reminders to the kids in their weekly lessons and parents should reinforce them at home.

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