IMG_7757-1600x1200On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, School Board Chair Ms. Perla Tabares Hantman, along with Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho and other senior District officials, celebrated “Walk to School Day” at Palm Lakes Elementary School, located at 7450 West 16th Avenue in the City of Hialeah. These leaders joined students, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens in an event designed to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in and around our schools.

This event increases the awareness of safe walking skills and utilizing safe routes to school for students and parents, as well as encouraging walking as an exercise that promotes good health and physical fitness. In addition, walking helps the environment by minimizing school-related traffic and pollution, and reinforces the importance of reducing traffic speed and obeying the school speed zone limits.

The Miami-Dade Schools Police Department supported the event by having personnel participate in the walk and providing traffic enforcement. Great job to all for a great cause.