In order to evaluate the process, impact and outcomes of the Federal Safe routes to School grant in gilroy, we will be conducting the following:
- Parent Surveys – As part of the Federal SRTS grant, we will be implementing pre and post surveys to measure knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors regarding walking and bicycling to and from school. This instrument was created and approved by the National SRTS program to collect uniform data across the nation. (See attached Parent survey in English and Spanish)
- Two Day Student Tallies – Student tally surveys will conducted by teachers in the beginning of the school year and at the end of the school year for two consecutive days (on a Tuesday- Wednesday or Wednesday-Thursday) which will take less than 5 minutes to ask students if they walked or biked to school. The weather for that day will be recorded by that teach (sunny, raining, etc). This instrument was created and approved by the National SRTS program to collect uniform data across the nation. (see attached student tally forms)
- Principal Interviews – The SRTS Coordinator will meet the principals of all elementary and middles schools. This will help introduce the Federal SRTS project before the end of the 2011-2012 academic school year. An overall introduction of what to expect for the 2012-2013 academic school year will be discussed including the overall goals of the Federal SRTS grant, deliverables expected, parent and student workshops, teacher involvement, city agencies, police enforcement and community collaboration. Principals will be interviewed initially about challenges at each school and ongoing discussions will occur to begin addressing improvements, especially for arrival and departures at each school. Strategies will be shared to encourage safety and walking and biking to and from school.