10 Cupertino elementary (of 21 total) and 4 of the 7 middle schools will have safety training classes this Fall. Conducted by the Sheriff’s Department and supported by Cupertino’s Safe Routes To School effort, all 3rd grade classes in the 10 schools will have a 1 hour classroom tutorial on walking, biking and traffic safety. The 6th graders in the designated CUSD middle schools will receive 2 hours of classroom and on the bike instruction. Lee Hickinbotham, the Student Resource Officer (SRO) from the Sheriff’s department will conduct the sessions. The community owes a big thank you to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s department for this valuable service. For a quick safety tips sheet, see: SRTS Tips and Walk-BIke Cupertino Safety Tips.
Walk-Bike Cupertino supports active student and driver safety education as the basis to increase student walking and biking to school each day. It is healthier for the community, helps reduce congestion around school sites.
Of the remaining 14 schools that are not in Cupertino’s city limits (Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Saratoga, Santa Clara and San Jose), training programs are typically generated by volunteers at the school site. If you have any questions or comments, please post on this site or send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org, Chelsea Biklin at ChelseaB@cupertino.org or to Lee Hickinbotham email@example.com at the SCC Sheriff – West Valley Station.