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MEDIA ADVISORY

What:
DeKalb County Schools Participate in Georgia Walk to School Day

When:
Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 7:15 a.m.

Where:
Indian Creek Elementary School 724 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, Georgia 30021 (678) 676-5700

B-Roll/Photo ops:
*800 children, parents, teachers and volunteers walking to school *Walking school buses (when children walk in the same arrangement as if they are riding on a school bus) *Interview with Injury Prevention Specialist

Onsite contacts:
Janet Weisman, Injury Prevention Coordinator, DeKalb County Board of Health, and Andrew Ross, faculty member, Indian Creek Elementary School

Background:
Indian Creek Elementary is one of the most ethnically diverse schools in the DeKalb County School System, with over 80 spoken languages. Many of the children are from countries with no pedestrian safety measures putting them at a greater risk for being struck by a motor vehicle. From January 1, 2008- present, 239 traffic crashes have occurred along a stretch of North Indian Creek Way and North Indian Creek Road. Eleven pedestrian crashes were reported during this same time period.

Sponsors:
Indian Creek Elementary School, the DeKalb County Board of Health and Georgia Safe Routes to School