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Sands Student’s Crusade for Sidewalks

September 10, 2018

Madelyn Gerker asking board to update Safe Routes to School planSands Montessori fifth-grader Madelyn Gerker is on a crusade to help make the route to school safer by installing sidewalks. Madelyn asked the board to update its Safe Routes to School plan during a  Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education meeting. 

Madelyn’s walk to school is a short one, but with no sidewalks can often be dangerous with speeding cars.  Madelyn first wrote a letter to Mayor John Cranley and Cincinnati City Council expressing her concerns. Read more to see what the city is doing to help.

Watch WCPO’s reporter, Kristen Swilley report on Pat LaFleur’s story, Cincinnati Public Schools fifth-grader calls on district to update its Safe Routes to School plan.




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