LA VERGNE - Thanks to funding from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for safe routes to school, sidewalks and crosswalks are being installed in the city of La Vergne.
As part of the grant funding, the city must also offer educational opportunities related to walking and bike safety for school children in kindergarden through eighth grade.
“As a coordinated school health program school, we like to take every opportunity we can to promote physical fitness and good health,” said Principal Jeff McCann of La Vergne Lake Elementary School. “All La Vergne Lake Elementary students are encouraged to walk or bike to school on Friday, Oct. 19. As a true neighborhood school, we want to encourage this as a regular method of getting to and from school.”
La Vergne Lake Elementary School will be hosting the walk-to-school day where McCann, Mayor Senna Mosley, Alderman Tom Broeker and Police Chief Mike Walker, as well as other officials, will be on-hand to walk with the children.
Parents are also encouraged to participate with their children.
“We are meeting at the corner of David’s Way and Floyd Mayfield Drive and walking together to La Vergne Lake Elementary,” McCann said. “I am also providing all participating students with bottled water and a box of crayons from TDOT. We hope this will be a fun way to promote living a healthy lifestyle and making small changes in daily habits that will lead to healthy living.”
Although the national walk-to-school day was observed on Oct. 3, Rutherford County Schools were on fall break.