Skip to comments.CPS releases maps of 'safe passage' routes
Posted on 08/09/2013 9:18:25 AM PDT by Nachum
Chicago Public Schools officials today released maps of routes where security will be provided for the thousands of children going to news schools this year.
The so-called "safe passage" routes are designed to smoothly shift students from 47 schools being closed this year to nearby schools. (Click HERE to see maps.)
Parents have voiced concern about children crossing rival gang territories and passing empty buildings and vacant lots. Some of them have complained that CPS has been late releasing the maps.
Training for safe passage workers, originally targeted by CPS for this week, is now set to begin next Thursday.
The safe passage program was started by CPS after the beating death of Fenger High School student Derrion Albert in 2009, and until now has been used mostly for high schools. Last school year, it was added in four communities where elementary schools closed.
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Sheeeet, that’s hilarious!
Like running from a bear. You don’t have to be fast, just faster than everybody else.
Doesn’t this sound something like the convoy system in WWII to protect the merchant fleet from U-boat wolfpacks?
What in the world have we come to in this country where children have to be protected on their way to school?