Programs

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The District has a number of model programs and partnerships in place to support students. Examples include the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program, the Coastal Education Program at the Living Coast Discovery Center, Junior Achievement, and the Exercise the Dream Program at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. The City of Chula Vista also partners in many District activities.

For information about the City's Public Library services, click here.

For information about CVESD Living Coast Discovery Center programs, click here.

The San Diego County Library's calendar of events includes information on hundreds of free programs at its 33 community locations, including the Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library.

Safe Routes to School

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Safe Routes to School (SRTS) refers to a variety of programs aimed at both increasing the number of students walking and bicycling to school and reducing the number of vehicle trips associated with school travel.  Related program activities intend to improve traffic safety and air quality around school areas and address childhood obesity and public health issues through education, encouragement, increased law enforcement, and engineering.  SRTS efforts are led by partnerships among municipalities, school districts, community members, parent volunteers, and law enforcement agencies.  

SRTS Master Plan was developed with an overarching goal of engaging community members in a collaborative process, as well as ensuring the safety of its students in the larger community.

Learn how Safe Routes to School programs and policies increase physical activity opportunities and increase pedestrian safety from the experts: Lisa Cirill, Acting Chief of California Active Communities; Ted Link-Oberstar, a Safe Routes to School Parent Advocate; and Melissa Minas, Program Manager for the Chula Vista Elementary School District. To view their video workshop, produced in partnership with the California School Boards Association (CSBA) and California Active Communities, click here.

CVESD was featured on Channel 10 News.  Click here to view their piece on teaching road safety to parents and students (to view this video, we recommend using Google Chrome as the preferred browser).

Activities

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Here is an example of an activity implemented to promote 'Safe Routes To School': Walking School Bus (see photo at left).

Get Involved

Access the SRTS Tool Kit for guidance on SRTS Programs for your school.  For information on forming a 'Safe Routes to School' Program at your school, or to join the CVESD SRTS Coalition, please contact Melissa Minas, SRTS Project Manager, at 619-425-9600 x1515 or email melissa.minas@cvesd.org.
Please visit the website for the National Center for Safe Routes to School:
http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/

Neighborhood Pace Car Program

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CVESD's "Neighborhood Pace Car" program encourages parents to drive 25 miles per hour and facilitate "traffic calming" during peak traffic hours. Drivers displaying thethe "Neghborhood Pace Car" magnet on their vehicle, have made the pledge to encourage residents to take responsibility for the impact of their own driving, while setting the "pace" for safer streets and neighborhoods.

To receive a removeable magnet for your car, please contact Melissa Minas, SRTS Project Manager, at 619-425-9600 x1515 or email melissa.minas@cvesd.org.

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