If your school or municipality is involved in the NJ Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program, it’s time to nominate them for all their hard work! The first step towards having your SRTS project recognized is to complete the online nomination form and identify a SRTS Champion to build and lead your team. As in previous years, nominees will be eligible for bronze, silver, and gold level achievements based on their number of successful events, programs and level of ongoing support for SRTS, among other successes. The complete list of requirements for schools can be found here. The complete list of requirements for municipalities can be found here.

Interested in nominating your school or municipality for the NJ Safe Routes to School Recognition Program? Your local Safe Routes to School Regional Coordinator can assist you with a nomination and completing the online application, however municipalities and schools can nominate themselves as well. Recipients of Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels will be presented with a certificate and will be listed and promoted on the NJ SRTS website and possibly other local media facilitated by SRTS Regional Coordinators. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2018.

Keep in mind that the same types of programming and showing of support for SRTS that can earn a school or municipality a NJ Safe Routes to School Recognition Award can also earn points toward Sustainable Jersey for municipalities and Sustainable Jersey for Schools for districts and schools! Click here and scroll down for information on earning points that qualify for the NJ SRTS Recognition Program, Sustainable Jersey, AND Sustainable Jersey for Schools. To apply for Sustainable Jersey and Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification programs, visit www.sustainablejersey.com and www.sustainablejerseyschools.com.

The following summary list of resources will be helpful as you begin the nominating process. Good luck to all nominated schools and municipalities!

If you have any questions, contact your Safe Routes to School Regional Coordinator for assistance!