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As students return to Springfield public schools next week, pedestrian safety in school zones becomes a major concern. But a grant presented this morning to children's safety group Safe Kids Springfield will help ensure students stay safe. KSMU's Brett Moser reports.
A $10,000 grant presented to Safe Kids Springfield by FedEx will go towards placing highly reflective sleeves on signposts for over half of the school related signs in Springfield.
The grant is in conjunction with Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx's "Walk this Way" pedestrian safety program.
Daphne Greenlee, the coordinator of Safe Kids Springfield, provides a time table for the installation of the sleeves.
Greenlee says she feels because of the high price of gas, more students may walk to school this year.
She says drivers should keep a watchful eye when passing through school zones. Greenlee also adds that the most important safety precaution pedestrians can take is to use marked crosswalks.
For KSMU News, I'm Brett Moser.