Schools want to prepare their students for future success, including health and safety as well as their academic accomplishments. Sometimes unintended and unexpected legal questions arise when school systems create and implement policies meant to improve student health. This webinar will help school attorneys and legal staff learn about best practices and potential concerns for active transportation to and from school.
By attending this webinar, state department of education and legal staff, school district legal staff, state board of education members and other education leaders and supporting organizations will:
- Hear about the lessons learned when a Georgia school district successfully hosted a Walk to School Day event.
- Learn from national experts about what resources exist to help schools start Safe Routes to School programs.
- Have the opportunity to discuss concerns about the legal implications of implementing programs that encourage students to actively commute to school.
Deputy Director, Leadership for Healthy Communities
Associate Superintendent, Policy and Charter Schools, Georgia Department of Education
Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center
Senior Staff Attorney, National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN)
State Network Directory, Safe Routes to School National Partnership