Posted by: SLW | August 16, 2010

Just wanted to let you know that the application deadline for the SRTS Network Organizer position has been extended to Wednesday, August 18th. If interested, you have a couple more days to get your application in! See saferoutesvirginia.org for more details!

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Toole Design Group is recruiting for a key position for  Safe Routes to School work in Virginia.  Toole is specifically looking for strong candidates for an Outreach Coordinator position who lives in western or southwestern Virginia (i.e., the I-81 corridor).  Please pass along the position description to those who you feel may quality.  Contact Carol Kachadoorian (ckachadoorian@tooledesign.com) at Toole Design Group with questions about this program.  More information.

Posted by: SLW | August 5, 2010

Job Opportunity: SRTS Network Organizer

Prevention Connections is accepting applications for the position of organizer for the Virginia SRTS Network.  Applications are due on Friday, August 13, at 5:00pm EDT.  The organizer will influence policies at the state level to benefit walking and bicycling for children and families, especially lower-income communities most vulnerable to childhood obesity. The State Organizer will work 20 hours/week on statewide issues, following a Scope of Work and program direction by the SRTS National Partnership’s State Network Manager.  This is a part-time position, based out of the organizer’s home office.  The organizer can be based anywhere in Virginia.

For more information, please contact mwhite@preventionconnections.orgVA Network Organizer Description.

An article in the  Daily Progress reports on the proposal to consolidate bus stop in an effort to shave transportation costs in this lean budget year.  Take a look at what they’re proposing and let us know what you think.

The Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation has had an active Safe Routes to School program in Charlottesville and Albemarle County for the last six or seven years.

Posted by: SLW | July 20, 2010

Upcoming Webinar on SRTS Liability Issues

Despite the many benefits of SRTS – reversing childhood obesity trends, reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, enhancing neighborhood safety – some schools have been reluctant to support SRTS programs due to concerns about being sued if an injury or problem arises. But such fears are largely unwarranted. By acting responsibly and understanding liability issues, schools, nonprofits, and parent groups can help students reap the health and academic benefits of SRTS programs while minimizing any risks. Register now.

This FREE webinar will be on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at 1:00pm EDT.  The webinar is hosted by National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN).

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