Various public health policies have proven effective in promoting physical activity and reducing weight gain and obesity. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) initiatives are a topic of conversation in communities looking for ways to promote active transportation. SRTS programs encourage children to make walking and bicycling to school part of their daily routines. However, concerns over accidents, injuries and “liability” may not match the realities. This webinar provides an overview of the development and implementation of successful SRTS initiatives.
This webinar outlines the importance of community use of school property, discuss the concerns behind community use of school facilities and liability, give the legal basics on liability and address the key concepts of the model School Recreational Use Statute.