Framingham Public Schools (FPS) partners with JFS of Metrowest, United Way of Tri-County, 1854 Cycling, Crimson Bikes, and Breakstone, White & Gluck’s Project KidSafe to provide students with bicycles and helmets to get to and from school. FPS staff found that students’ attendance has been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions on school bus capacities. In response to these developing barriers, this initiative is helping to secure bicycles for 100 middle school students, identified by school social workers, who would benefit from this transportation support. FPS is working with students to ensure safety plans are established with their families and compliance with safety rules provided in their bike training.
Thank you to Joseph Corazzini, Framingham Public Schools staff at Fuller, Walsh, and Cameron Middle Schools, and the Framingham School’s Transportation Department for identifying these barriers and helping students gain access to transportation to get to and from school!