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Want to Help FCPS Kids Walk and Bike To School Safely? Apply For This Job

by Karen Goff November 12, 2013 at 10:43 am 2 Comments

Bike to School Day in Reston 2013/Photo Courtesy of Steve GurneyWant to encourage  walking and biking to school for Fairfax County Public School students? Then think about applying for this job opening postedb y the school system.

Fairfax County Public Schools is hiring a Safe Routes to School Coordinator. FCPS received a grant for the position from the VDOT Safe Routes to School program in July. Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling Hiring has been lobbying for several years for the school to create such a position.

The National Center for Safe Routes to School is an advocacy group that encourages walking and biking to school – and the infrastructure to get children safely there. It has programs in all 50 states, including National Walk to School and Bike to School Day.

The job is a one-year position in the Office of Safety and Security and will pay up to $32 an hour, according to the official job posting on the FCPS website.

The post includes organizing school division activities for Walk to School Day and Bike to School Day, which have had wide participation in Reston schools. The coordinator will also organize programs for regular walking school buses and bike trains and create materials for Walk to School and Bike to School Day;  and coordinate with local transportation engineers and officials on needed infrastructure, especially in regards to individual schools.

See additional qualifications and responsibilities on FCPS’ website.

  • Pat Hynes

    Thanks for covering this, Karen! Parent advocates in Reston were a big part of the push for this and it’s finally happened. A county-wide coordinator will provide the support communities need to build the culture and infrastructure for biking and walking to school. I can’t wait! – Pat Hybes, Hunter Mill Member on the School Board

  • kbikeva

    The position closes on WEDNESDAY (13th) so get those apps in NOW! And let’s hope that FCPS leadership will see the wisdom of continuing to fund this. One year will just allow time to get things moving forward…

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