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February 26
Thousands of Students Will Participate in the Fourth Annual South Carolina Walk to School Day (SCWTSD) in March

The Fourth Annual South Carolina Walk to School Day (SCWTSD) is Mar. 4, 2015. Organized by the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (SCDOT) Safe Routes to School Program and its Resource Center, SCWTSD is part of a broader effort by many schools and communities to help get students more active.

Walk to School events emphasize the importance of increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, concern for the environment and building connections within the community.
 
SCWTSD mirrors International Walk to School Day, a hugely popular South Carolina tradition in October when hundreds of schools participate with walk to school or walk at school events. This past October, South Carolina had an all-time record for the number of registered events in the state (377 schools) and South Carolina ranked number one in the nation with the highest percentage of schools participating for two consecutive years (1 in every 3 elementary and middle schools in the state). So far, Safe Routes to School has over 200 schools registered for SCWTSD.
 
The Safe Routes to School Resource Center is a federally-funded project of SCDOT that provides education, encouragement and planning support to schools throughout South Carolina. Services and materials are provided at no cost to K-8th grade schools and their communities.
 
The public may contact the Resource Center’s School Outreach Coordinators or go to SCSafeRoutes.org for more information about events, materials and opportunities to participate.
 
For additional information, please contact SCDOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator Rodney Oldham at oldhamr@scdot.org.